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DNR enforcement actions, published 3/23/2023

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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at

Consent Orders

A consent order is issued as an alternative to issuing an administrative order. A consent order indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.

Cerro Gordo County
Precision Manure Application, Inc.
Ensure all employees are properly certified to handle, transport, and apply manure; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.

Clinton County
Mike Burken
Cease the illegal disposal and burning of solid waste and comply with applicable laws in the future; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty. 

Dallas County
Dallas Pork, LLC and Gift Pork, LLC
Develop and submit a standard operating procedure for the land application of manure and implement upon approval; comply with manure spill notification requirements; and pay a $3,500 administrative penalty.

Warren County
Jacob Sutter, Tyler Sutter, and Kenneth Sutter
Develop and submit a standard operating procedure for the land application of manure and implement upon approval; ensure that manure is land applied by a certified commercial manure applicator; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.


Jefferson County
S.E. Iowa Metals Recycling, Inc. and Mr. Phil Feinberg 
Remove and properly dispose of waste tires; cease improper handling and storage of appliances and cathode ray tubes; cease and prevent the illegal open burning of combustible material; comply with all requirements of the facility's National Pollutant Disposal Elimination System permit and stormwater pollution prevention plan; remove and properly dispose of all vehicle fluids prior to storing for scrap; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.