DNR Enforcement Actions
Many times, environmental improvement comes as a result of an enforcement action. Enforcement must take place when people choose to circumvent the law or do not understand the full impact of their actions on our environment. The DNR is charged with ensuring compliance with State of Iowa environmental laws and rules. The compliance portion of the DNR improves our environment through educating citizens and promoting awareness of the environmental impacts of our actions and awareness of applicable law.

Orders reported in 2017 are listed by the date of issuance, in reverse alphabetical order (by responsible party, by last name for individuals) below.
Archived orders back to 2007

With administrative orders, responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order. A consent order is issued in settlement of an administrative order or 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. In certain situations, the DNR may choose to include Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in a consent order.

The DNR uses the Enforcement Management System (EMS) to outline the process by which the various regulatory programs in the Environmental Services Division (ESD) of the Iowa DNR pursue compliance with chapters 455B, 455D, 459, 459A, and 459B of the Iowa Code and the rules promulgated there under. The general objective of the EMS is to protect the public health and environment of the State of Iowa through enforcement of the environmental regulatory requirements in a timely, consistent and fair manner.

The Fish Kill Cost Recovery Guidance document assists in the investigation and assessment of fish kills by each division to ensure coordination between the divisions. The guidance also provides information regarding the right to enter a property. This guidance will also ensure the costs for fish restitutions, salaries, meals, lodging and miscellaneous expenses are collected uniformly between the divisions.

DNR Document Search (direct link)
To view the enforcement orders, on the DNR Document Search page, select "Administrative Orders" from the program dropdown.

Program: Administrative Orders
Facility Name: Party Issued
Project Number: Order Number

For more information, please contact Kelli Book at Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov or 515-210-3408.

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Dolan, Sean
Masonville, IA - Buchanan County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
11/15/2022
Consent Order - 7431
Contact: Kelli Book
Watts Development Group, Inc.
Solon, IA - Johnson County

Comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
11/14/2022
Consent Order - 7425
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
WKC Farms, Inc.
Minden, IA - Pottawattamie County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
11/14/2022
Consent Order - 7427
Contact: Kelli Book
Smith Waste Solutions, L.L.C.
Thurman, IA - Fremont County

Ensure all employees are properly certified by attending training and paying the certification fees to handle, transport, and apply manure; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
11/09/2022
Consent Order - 7352
Contact: Kelli Book
TK Development, L.L.C.
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $3,500 administrative penalty.
11/09/2022
Consent Order - 7428
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sunrise Village LLC
Iowa City, IA - Johnson County

Submit a permit application for a new wastewater treatment facility by September 2023; begin construction on a new wastewater treatment facility by March 2024 and finish by August 2025; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
11/09/2022
Consent Order - 7418
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Strahan Construction Company, Inc.
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
11/08/2022
Consent Order - 7432
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Northern Filter Media, Inc.
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Submit air quality construction permit application(s); submit a complete list of equipment and control equipment that emit to the outside atmosphere; comply with applicable air quality construction permit laws in the future; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
11/02/2022
Consent Order - 7403
Contact: Anne Preziosi
McDermott, John
Cascade, IA - Dubuque County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
11/02/2022
Consent Order - 7408
Contact: Kelli Book
Dornbier, Cody
Wesley, IA - Kossuth County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
11/02/2022
Consent Order - 7401
Contact: Kelli Book
Tapper, Scott
Webster City, IA - Hamilton County

Ensure manure at his facility is land applied by a certified manure applicator and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
10/19/2022
Consent Order - 7320
Contact: Kelli Book
Grobe, Nick
Oakland, IA - Pottawattamie County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
10/19/2022
Consent Order - 7419
Contact: Kelli Book
Hoksbergen; Farmers National Company; Great Western Bank
Grinnell, IA - Poweshiek County

Comply with the facility's site plan; if a future proven discharge occurs, apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
10/13/2022
Consent Order - 7387
Contact: Kelli Book
Sieck, Jon
Van Meter, IA - Dallas County

Comply with all terms in his National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
10/06/2022
Consent Order - 7391
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Buch Farms, LLC
Fairfield, IA - Jefferson County

Comply with all effluent land application laws and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
10/05/2022
Consent Order - 7405
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Hudson Heights, LLC
Van Meter, IA - Dallas County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
10/05/2022
Consent Order - 7413
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
City of Altoona
Altoona, IA - Polk County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
10/05/2022
Consent Order - 7297
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Hejlik, Mike
Britt, IA - Hancock County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
10/05/2022
Consent Order - 7417
Contact: Kelli Book
Steger Construction, Inc.
Norwalk, IA - Warren County

Properly dispose of any solid waste remaining on site at a permitted landfill; comply with all solid waste and asbestos regulations in the future; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
10/03/2022
Consent Order - 7384
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Zuiderveen, Nate
Granville, IA - Sioux County

Submit a written standard operating procedure (SOP) for operation of the facility, including but not limited to routine monitoring of the tile intakes; immediately implement the SOP upon approval; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
09/30/2022
Consent Order - 7410
Contact: Kelli Book
Ronald L Lanksink Recovable Trust
Danbury, IA - Woodbury County

Submit a complete original manure management plan; submit filing fee, indemnity fee, and compliance fees and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
09/22/2022
Administrative Order - 7348
Contact: Kelli Book
Iowa Development Group, Inc.
Tiffin, IA - Johnson County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
09/22/2022
Consent Order - 7412
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Plum River Fault Line Golf, Inc. and Meadowcrest Farms, Ltd.
Preston, IA - Jackson County

Order rescission
09/18/2022
Recission - 6681
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Feltz, Thomas 7385
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Removal of administrative penalty.
09/12/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7385
Contact: David Scott
City of Blue Grass
Blue Grass, IA - Scott County

Complete all agreed-upon wastewater treatment facility improvements as required by its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit by Dec 2025 and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
09/07/2022
Consent Order - 7414
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Troyer, Daniel and Linda
Bloomfield, IA - Davis County

Properly dispose of any solid waste remaining on site at a permitted landfill; comply with all solid waste and asbestos regulations in the future; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
09/05/2022
Consent Order - 7406
Contact: David Scott
Gelita USA Inc.
Sergeant Bluff, IA - Woodbury County

Complete construction of all wastewater treatment facility improvements by December 2025.
08/22/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7231
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Bakker, Bernard
Alvord, IA - Lyon County

Submit a Standard Operating Procedure for manure land application and immediately implement upon approval, pay $26,086.07 in fish restitution, and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
08/22/2022
Consent Order - 7373
Contact: Kelli Book
Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, LLC
COuncil Bluffs, IA - Pottawattamie County

Submit a compliance plan for all construction permit conditions, submit construction permit applications to amend existing permits, conduct regular compliance stack testing, submit raw emissions data collected prior to scheduled compliance stack test events, and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
08/22/2022
Consent Order - 7372
Contact: Anne Preziosi
DRH Realty of Iowa, LLC
Indianola, IA - Warren County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty
08/09/2022
Consent Order - 7375
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Mason City Community School District
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Cease all illegal discharges to a water of the state; comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
08/05/2022
Consent Order - 7368
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Horras, David
Brighton, IA - Washington County

Properly dispose of solid waste remaining on site at a sanitary landfill; comply with all solid waste and open burning laws in the future; and pay a $6,400 administrative penalty.
08/03/2022
Consent Order - 7409
Contact: David Scott
Newt's Cafe LLC
Nichols, IA - Muscatine County

Submit all required monthly operation reports; maintain a nitrate level below 10 mg/L in the finished drinking water; conduct monthly nitrate and coliform bacteria testing of the finished drinking water and submit test documentation; post a public notice of the violations detailed in this Order; retain a certified drinking water operator; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
08/02/2022
Administrative Order - 7396
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
City of Emmetsburg
Emmetsburg, IA - Palo Alto County

Complete improvements to the water treatment facility by December 21, 2026.
08/01/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6810
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Maxwell, Thomas
Central City, IA - Linn County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
07/21/2022
Consent Order - 7392
Contact: Kelli Book
Concrete Technologies, Inc.
Grimes, IA - Dallas County

Comply with all air quality requirements, particularly those related to fugitive dust and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
07/19/2022
Consent Order - 7393
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Roorda Dairy, LLC
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Comply with construction permit regulations in the future and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
07/13/2022
Consent Order - 7360
Contact: Kelli Book
Meadowvale Dairy, LLC
Rock Valley, IA - Sioux County

Comply with construction permit regulations in the future and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
07/12/2022
Consent Order - 7351
Contact: Kelli Book
Bomgaars, Tim
Orange City, IA - Sioux County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
07/01/2022
Administrative Order - 7370
Contact: Kelli Book
Ellsworth, Scott
Lakota, IA - Kossuth County

Pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
07/01/2022
Consent Order - 7310
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Maanen, Terry
Rock Valley, IA - Lyon County

Comply with all provisions of the construction permit for the anaerobic digester system and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
06/30/2022
Consent Order - 7379
Contact: Kelli Book
Feltz, Thomas
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Cease and prevent the illegal disposal of solid waste; comply with all applicable solid waste disposal laws in the future; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
06/29/2022
Administrative Order - 7385
Contact: David Scott
Gold Bond Building Products, LLC
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Comply with the compliance schedule from a prior administrative consent order; submit an Operation and Maintenance Plans for approval and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
06/24/2022
Consent Order - 7334
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Martin, Benjamin
Charles City , IA - Floyd County

Submit a written plan of silage runoff management; immediately implement said plan upon approval; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty
06/22/2022
Consent Order - 738
Contact: Kelli Book
Lynch, Jeff
Bernard, IA - Jackson County

Amending 2022-AFO-04 to impose a $2,000 administrative penalty.
06/20/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7323
Contact: Kelli Book
Wessels Oil Company, Inc.
Lake Park, IA - Dickinson County

Comply with Iowa's hazardous condition and spill reporting requirements; comply with Iowa's water quality regulations; and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
06/20/2022
Consent Order - 7395
Contact: David Scott
Benjegerdes, Craig
Manly, IA - Worth County

Apply manure at rates consistent with the facility's manure management plan; submit an updated manure management plan that reflects the application of commercial nitrogen; sample the manure at the facility on an annual basis for the next four years; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
06/16/2022
Consent Order - 7376
Contact: Kelli Book
Wiese Industries Inc.
Perry, IA - Dallas County

Timely obtain construction permits; comply with all air quality construction permit requirements, especially the maintenance of required records; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
06/14/2022
Consent Order - 7367
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Parks Marina, Inc.
Okoboji, IA - Dickinson County

Pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
06/08/2022
Consent Order - 7314
Contact: Aaron Brees
Opal Eggs LP
Iowa Falls, IA - Hardin County

Pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
06/03/2022
Consent Order - 7365
Contact: Kelli Book
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