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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.

Administrative Orders

Responsible parties have 60 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Fremont County

Kunkel Enterprises, LLC and Mike Kunkel

Ensure all applicators are properly certified to handle, transport, and apply manure; ensure that all manure handling vehicles have proper identification; report any future manure spills within the required reporting timeframe; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.