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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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Robins Landing, LLC
Robins, IA - Linn County

Cease all illegal discharges to a water of the state and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
06/13/2024
Consent Order - 7622
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Corson Excavating, LLC
Pleasant Valley, IA - Scott County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
06/13/2024
Consent Order - 7613
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
City of Rolfe
Rolfe, IA - Pocahontas County

Cease burning trees and tree trimmings unless at an compliant location; provide a written plan of action for future tree disposal; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
06/13/2024
Consent Order - 7608
Contact: Anne Preziosi
DeGroot, Gregory DeGroot Pork
Alton, IA - Sioux County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
06/06/2024
Consent Order - 7588
Contact: Kelli Book
Irish Capital Investments, L.L.C.
Marion, IA - Linn County

Comply with all asbestos regulations in the future and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
06/06/2024
Consent Order - 7615
Contact: Kelli Book
Fangman, Carrie Rolling Knolls Golf Course
Dyersville, IA - Delaware County

Timely submit complete and accurately monthly operating reports; report all public notices of monthly operating reports that have not been submitted to date; pay all future annual public water supply fees on time and pay all outstanding fees within 60 days; submit proof of obtaining a proper chlorine test kit; submit proof of installing a well vent; submit all future reports of DNR-approved start-up procedures in a timely fashion; and pay a $7,375 administrative penalty.
06/03/2024
Administrative Order - 7566
Contact: Bradley Adams
Water's Edge. LLC
Washington, IA - Washington County

Install compliant on-site treatment septic tank/sand filter wastewater treatment systems for all residents; submit progress reports every January 1 and July 1 regarding wastewater treatment upgrades until all systems are installed and functional; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
05/31/2024
Consent Order - 7607
Contact: Bradley Adams
NS Retail Holdings, LLC
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Pay $282.22 in fish restitution and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
05/30/2024
Consent Order - 7600
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Smith, Bradley
Terril, IA - Clay County

Pay a $9,000 administrative penalty.
05/24/2024
Administrative Order - 7573
Contact: Kelli Book
Butikofer, Michael
Farmersburg, IA - Clayton County

Provide written verification within 60 days that the open feedlot and confinement structure stockpiles comply with separation distance requirements; address the discharge from the open feedlot portion of the facility by doing one of the following: provide written and photographic documentation that the discharge potential has been removed, submit an application for and receive a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, or reduce the facility capacity below 300 head; submit a plan of action to comply with the separation distance from the sinkhole and confinement building within 60 days and implement upon approval; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
05/24/2024
Administrative Order - 7600
Contact: Kelli Book
Terrace Hill Sanitary Sewer District
Hampton , IA - Franklin County

Submit a wastewater treatment facility plan by September 1, 2024; submit a construction permit application by August 15, 2025; substantially complete the wastewater treatment facility upgrades by October 15, 2027; complete all wastewater treatment facility upgrades by May 1, 2028; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
05/10/2024
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7595
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Schultes, Gerald
Audubon, IA - Audubon County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
05/08/2024
Consent Order - 7597
Contact: Kelli Book
Waspy's Truck Wash, LLC
Audubon, IA - Audubon County

Comply with the treatment agreement effective April 7, 2016 or a new treatment agreement if one is accepted by the DNR; submit a plan of action to the DNR for approval that details a compliance plan to meet the treatment agreement's limits; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
05/06/2024
Consent Order - 7589
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Davis, Kenton
Fairfield, IA - Jefferson County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal; comply in the future with solid waste disposal laws; collect, containerize, and properly dispose of all solid waste remaining at the property; and pay a $2,000 stipulated administrative penalty.
05/03/2024
Consent Order - 7570
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Sipley, Brian and Carole
Fredericksburg, IA - Chickasaw County

Attach a sign to the newly-installed flushing tank indicating that there is a "buried pipe below" or similar language to alert anyone digging in the area; construct a containment around the flush tank; update an emergency plan that details response protocols for tank leaks, ruptures, and other releases; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
04/19/2024
Consent Order - 7606
Contact: Kelli Book
Fox, Curtis
Elma, IA - Mitchell County

Obtain a professional engineer to design a manure control system; construct the system within 60 days and maintain it; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
04/15/2024
Consent Order - 7524
Contact: Kelli Book
Smith, Jeffrey and Tina
Albia, IA - Monroe County

Remove and land apply all liquid manure and manure solids from the lagoon and building pits and properly close the animal feeding operation; submit regular status updates on the manure removal; and pay a stipulated $5,000 administrative penalty if the manure is not removed by January 1, 2025.
04/11/2024
Consent Order - 7549
Contact: Kelli Book
C&M Hogs LLC
Fort Madison, IA - Lee County

Develop and submit a permanent remedy documenting how the manure containment in the pit and the secondary containment structures will be maintained to ensure no further manure is released from the facility; submit the plan and immediately implement upon approval; and pay a $6,700 administrative penalty.
03/22/2024
Consent Order - 7584
Contact: Kelli Book
Ames Business Group, LLC
Keokuk, IA - Lee County

Within 90 days, clean-up and decontaminate the site by appropriately disposing of all non-suspect material and by delivering asbestos-containing materials to a landfill as asbestos-containing waste; submit asbestos-containing material landfill receipts and recycling receipts; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
03/19/2024
Consent Order - 7562
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Heynen, Kyle
Sheldon, IA - O'Brien County

Pay the annual compliance fees for 2020 through 2023 and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
03/14/2024
Consent Order - 7568
Contact: Kelli Book
Peeters, Daniel Peeters Development Company, Inc.
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Submit a written compliance schedule for approval detailing how the 2020 facility plan will be implemented and how the requirements of the Scott County District Court Consent Decree will be complied with; obtain the services of a Grade II or higher certified wastewater operator; submit monthly discharge monitoring reports; surrender Peeters' Grade II certified wastewater operator license; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
03/07/2024
Administrative Order - 7540
Contact: Bradley Adams
Tesch, Duane
Carpenter, IA - Worth County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal activity and all illegal open burning of combustible materials; comply in the future with solid waste and open burning laws; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
03/01/2024
Consent Order - 7574
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Strouse, Curtis
Colo, IA - Story County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal and illegal burning of combustible materials; comply with all applicable laws in the future; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
02/23/2024
Consent Order - 7572
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Reck, Dustin
Little Rock, IA - Lyon County

Be properly certified before handling, transporting, and applying manure from an animal feeding operation and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
02/20/2024
Consent Order - 7579
Contact: Kelli Book
Kruse, Bob
Rock Rapids, IA - Lyon County

Be properly certified before handling, transporting, and applying manure from an animal feeding operation and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
02/20/2024
Consent Order - 7578
Contact: Kelli Book
Ames, Wesley Ames Business Group, LLP
Burlington, IA - Des Moines County

Properly recycle or dispose of all solid waste on site and submit proof of proper disposal; comply with all solid waste laws in the future and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
02/15/2024
Administrative Order - 7553
Contact: Bradley Adams
Bakker, Bernard
Rock Rapids, IA - Lyon County

Pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
02/14/2024
Consent Order - 7580
Contact: Kelli Book
Miller Livestock, Inc.
Osage, IA - Mitchell County

Address the discharge from the animal feeding operation by either obtaining a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, reducing the number of animals to below 300 head, or eliminate the discharge via facility design changes; submit updates on the chosen project in February, May, and August; and pay a stipulated $5,000 administrative penalty.
02/14/2024
Consent Order - 7555
Contact: Kelli Book
Kuper, Dane
Saint Ansgar, IA - Mitchell County

Be properly certified before handling, transporting, and applying manure and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
02/09/2024
Consent Order - 7550
Contact: Kelli Book
Humpal, Darryl
Ridgeway, IA - Winneshiek County

Develop and submit a plan of action for properly managing all parlor waste, confinement manure, and silage leachate/runoff; submit the plan of action to DNR and immediately implement upon approval; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
02/02/2024
Consent Order - 7537
Contact: Kelli Book
RJ Pork Enterprise, LLC
West Liberty, IA - Muscatine County

Pay annual compliance fees for 2021, 2022, and 2023 and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
02/02/2024
Consent Order - 7575
Contact: Kelli Book
Specialty Sales, Incorporated
Perry, IA - Dallas County

Timely submit all minor source emissions inventory documents and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
02/02/2024
Consent Order - 7563
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Flores-Castillo, Raul Virginia Flores
Albia, IA - Monroe County

Remove and land apply all liquid manure and manure solids from the earthen lagoon and below building pits and properly close the animal feeding operation by December 31, 2024; submit a status update on the removal of the manure on April 15, July 15, and October 15, or until the manure has all been removed and properly land applied; and pay a stipulated $5,000 administrative penalty.
01/29/2024
Consent Order - 7538
Contact: Kelli Book
Shadbolt, William Montipark LLC
Monticello, IA - Jones County

Reply within one week to all communications from any DNR employee related to the operation or management of the drinking water system; operate the drinking water system in compliance with its public water supply operation permit, including but not limited to any future modifications of the permit; retain at all times an operator-in-charge for the drinking water treatment and distribution systems who has a Grade A certification; immediately begin implementing a program to provide residents of the mobile home park with bottled water; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
01/26/2024
Administrative Order - 7531
Contact: Bradley Adams
CDI, LLC
Charles City, IA - Floyd County

Review the Title V operating permit general conditions and develop a standard operating procedure to ensure compliance; submit a copy of the standard operating procedure; submit all future annual compliance certification reports, Title V emission interventions, Title V emission fees, and Title V renewal applications; and pay a $5,600 administrative penalty.
01/24/2024
Consent Order - 7558
Contact: Anne Preziosi
CDI, LLC
Forest City, IA - Hancock County

Review the Title V operating permit general conditions and develop a standard operating procedure to ensure compliance; submit a copy of the standard operating procedure; submit all future annual compliance certification reports, Title V emission interventions, Title V emission fees, and Title V renewal applications; and pay a $5,600 administrative penalty.
01/23/2024
Consent Order - 7559
Contact: Anne Preziosi
North Linn Community School District
Coggon, IA - Linn County

Pay a $6,000.00 administrative penalty.
01/19/2024
Consent Order - 7504
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Pay $22,022.10 in fish restitution; pay a $500 administrative penalty and fund a $1,500 supplemental environmental project with the Linn County Conservation Board.
01/16/2024
Consent Order - 7507
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Fitzgerald, Susan
Moulton, IA - Appanoose County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal activity and all illegal open burning of combustible materials; comply in the future with laws governing solid waste disposal and open burning; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
01/11/2024
Consent Order - 7561
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Riesberg, Douglas
Carroll, IA - Carroll County

Submit the 2022 annual compliance fee for two facilities and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
01/10/2024
Administrative Order - 7509
Contact: Kelli Book
Junker, Nolan
New Hartford, IA - Grundy County

Pay the 2022 manure management plan fee; pay the $3,000 administrative penalty assessed by 2023-AFO-02; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
01/10/2024
Administrative Order - 7517
Contact: Kelli Book
PMI Porkin LLC
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
01/05/2024
Administrative Order - 7530
Contact: Kelli Book
Mississippi Valley Meat Inc.
Buffalo Center, IA - Kossuth County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
01/05/2024
Administrative Order - 7551
Contact: Kelli Book
Wenger, Mike Wenger Pork LLC
Leland, IA - Winnebago County

Pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
01/05/2024
Administrative Order - 7541
Contact: Kelli Book
Keasling, Deal Magnum Custom Hauling, LLC
South English, IA - Marion County

Ensure that all future handling, transferring, and land application of manure is done in accordance with law and does not cause water quality violations; ensure that all employees and Mr. Keasling are properly certified prior to handling, transferring, and applying manure; and pay a $4,975 administrative penalty.
01/03/2024
Consent Order - 7536
Contact: Kelli Book
Rolfes, Jody
Earlville, IA - Delaware County

Comply with open burning regulations and waste tire storage requirements at all times in the future; cease the burning of tires and all other regulated combustible material; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
12/28/2023
Administrative Order - 7484
Contact: Bradley Adams
Walcott MHPS LLC
Long Grove, IA - Pocahontas County

Submit a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit application within 30 days; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
12/27/2023
Consent Order - 7525
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
City of Indianola
Indianola, IA - Warren County

Comply with all conditions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
12/21/2023
Consent Order - 7567
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
JTB Investments, L.L.C.
Desoto, IA - Dallas County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System stormwater general permit No. 2; and pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
12/21/2023
Consent Order - 7543
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
SitelogIQ, Inc.
Coggon, IA - Linn County

Comply with all asbestos regulations during future renovations or construction projects and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
12/20/2023
Consent Order - 7505
Contact: Kelli Book
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