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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.

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Kipp, Kendall
Yale, IA - Guthrie County

Voluntarily surrender Grade 1 certifications for drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution; and ineligible for two years beginning on November 24, 2020 for any new certifications in drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, or wastewater treatment.
12/23/2020
Consent Order - 7226
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Fremont Farms of Iowa, L.L.P.
Malcom, IA - Poweshiek County

Operate and maintain all structures at its animal feeding operation in compliance with law; install and maintain retaining walls at the front edge of manure storage buildings; load all trucks inside of the manure storage buildings; construct two new manure storage buildings; use temporary stormwater controls and best management practices in the event of stormwater contamination at the facility; test the stormwater runoff for ammonia in five locations at the facility; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
12/18/2020
Consent Order - 7167
Contact: Kelli Book
Tuttle, John and Cathy
Clio, IA - Wayne County

Pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
12/14/2020
Consent Order - 7167
Contact: Kelli Book
JT Enterprises, LTD
Carpenter, IA - Mitchell County

Operate the facility as a Small Animal Feeding Operation with no more than 499 animal units; do not populate above 499 animal units without first submitting a Plan of Action to DNR for approval; retain a licensed professional engineer to conduct an investigation of groundwater levels around the facility's structure and implement a groundwater lowering system if found to be necessary; if groundwater lowering is necessary, for a period of two years conduct weekly visual monitoring of the system for water, and submit said monitoring's results to DNR on a quarterly basis; if water is found to be in the lowering system, once a calendar quarter submit a water sample to a certified laboratory for testing for NH3-N, NO3-N, chloride, and E. Coli; and pay a $10,000 penalty
12/10/2020
Consent Order - 7159
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Clarence
Clarence, IA - Cedar County

Retain a professional engineer certified by the State of Iowa to analyze wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) influent flows collected between January 1, 2020, and the present to determine whether the city's WWTF can comply with the 180-day retention time required for a controlled discharge facility per the city's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System's permit (NPDES); provide the results of said analysis to the DNR; if compliance with the NPDES permit is not possible, by March 2022 retain a professional engineer certified by the State of Iowa to assist the city with the design and construction of necessary upgrades; by April 2023 submit said plans to the DNR for approval; by April 2024 finalize plans and obtain all necessary permits; and begin construction by April 2025.
12/10/2020
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6538
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Global Fiberglass Solutions, Inc.
Newton, IA - Jasper County

Submit for DNR's approval a binding compliance schedule for the grinding and recycling of stored wind turbine blades (blades); submit to DNR for approval a financial assurance mechanism sufficient to cover the entire cost of removal and proper disposal of the blades currently stored; store no more than 40 additional blades in Iowa until after blade grinding and recycling has begun; and establish no new blade storage sites without DNR's approval.
12/07/2020
Consent Order - 7221
Contact: David Scott
K an N Holdings, LLC
Granger, IA - Dallas County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, including its Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
12/07/2020
Consent Order - 7201
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Ehlers, Kris
Albert City, IA - Buena Vista County

Operate and maintain all structures in compliance with law; develop and implement a Plan of Action for regular inspections of manure storage structures at the facility to avoid future manure releases; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
12/03/2020
Consent Order - 7220
Contact: Kelli Book
Egemo, Larry and Joyce
Story City, IA - Story County

Cease illegal disposal of solid waste and illegal open burning of solid waste; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of solid waste; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
12/02/2020
Consent Order - 7224
Contact: David Scott
Rausch Feedlot Co.
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty
11/30/2020
Consent Order - 7219
Contact: Kelli Book
Schmit Pork, L.C.
Hospers, IA - Sioux County

Pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/23/2020
Consent Order - 7214
Contact: Kelli Book
Buch Farms, LLC
Fairfield, IA - Jefferson County

Ensure that all handling, transferring, and land application of manure is done in a manner that does not result in a manure release to a water of the state; develop and submit to DNR for approval a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the proper transportation of manure; upon approval, implement said SOP; and pay a $750 administrative penalty.
11/23/2020
Consent Order - 7233
Contact: Kelli Book
CJ's Construction, Inc.
Liberty, IA - Johnson County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, which includes the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/16/2020
Consent Order - 7202
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Mehmen, Andrew
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

DNR agrees to move to dismiss a pending contested case involving Mr. Mehmen's Grade 1 drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications contingent upon Mr. Mehmen voluntarily surrendering these same certifications; and Mr. Mehmen agrees to not seek new certifications for a period of two years.
11/12/2020
Consent Order - 7236
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Mehmen, Galen
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Comply with terms of a one-year probation of his Grade 3 drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications
11/09/2020
Consent Order - 7171
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Dolezal, Larry
Tama, IA - Tama County

Cease illegal open burning of solid wastes; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of all solid wastes as required by law; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
11/03/2020
Consent Order - 7225
Contact: David Scott
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Rescission of administrative order 2019-WW-06
10/30/2020
Recission - 6997
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Rescission of administrative order 2020-WW-06.
10/30/2020
Recission - 7118
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Garrelts Livestock Feeders, LLP
Ayshire, IA - Palo Alto County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7178
Contact: Kelli Book
Ag Partners, L.L.C.
Albert City, IA - Buena Vista County

Implement Best Management Practices required by Group 1 Grain Elevator Registration; submit to DNR for approval a compliance plan to resolve excess emissions; install specified equipment on Dump Pit No. 3 no later than December 1, 2020; implement new training on dust management and provide DNR with copies of training materials, training dates, and names and positions of trained employees; and pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7136
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; comply with all laws, rules, and permits applicable to wastewater and storm water discharges; submit to DNR a written plan to prevent releases from its wastewater holding tank, and to prevent any releases, should one occur, from entering the City of Wilton's storm sewer system; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7234
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; submit to DNR a written plan to prevent releases of wastewater; and to prevent any releases, should one occur, from entering the City of Wilton's storm sewer system; and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7235
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of McGregor
McGregor, IA - Clayton County

Comply with all laws regulating the discharge of a pollutant into a water of the state; comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the notification requirements in the event a bypass occurs in the future; submit facility or system update plans to DNR for approval by August 1, 2021; begin construction project bidding to implement the approved update by January 2, 2022; begin construction by May 1, 2022; and complete construction by May 31, 2023
10/26/2020
Consent Order - 7125
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of McGregor
McGregor, IA - Clayton County

Comply with all laws regulating the discharge of a pollutant into a water of the state; comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the notification requirements in the event a bypass occurs in the future; submit facility or system update plans to DNR for approval by August 1, 2021; begin construction project bidding to implement the approved update by January 2, 2022; begin construction by May 1, 2022; and complete construction by May 31, 2023
10/26/2020
Consent Order - 7125
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
William Kimberley Development Corporation
Saylorville, IA - Polk County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Elimination System Permit, to include the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and requirement to hire qualified personnel to inspect disturbed areas of the construction site; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
10/20/2020
Consent Order - 7192
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Calderwood Farms, Inc.
Traer, IA - Tama County

Handle, transfer, and land apply manure in a manner that will not result in a manure discharge to a water of the state; develop a Standard Operating Procedure for proper land application of manure and submit to the DNR for approval; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
10/20/2020
Consent Order - 7160
Contact: Kelli Book
GW Development, L.C.
Van Meter, IA - Dallas County

Comply with its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
10/20/2020
Consent Order - 7191
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Arconic Davenport LLC
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Comply with original Section V. ORDER, paragraph 2 by November 1, 2022
10/07/2020
Amendment to Consent Order - 7015
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
TCC Materials
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Submit for approval an Operation and Maintenance Plan for all permit-required equipment and control equipment and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
10/06/2020
Consent Order - 7186
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Budde, Troy
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Rescission of prior order.
10/05/2020
Recission - 6972
Contact: David Scott
Massmann, Kylee and Nick
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Operate in compliance with applicable law and obtain a separation distance waiver or in some other way enter into compliance with mandatory separation distances if the facility ever operates at an animal unit capacity over 500 animal units.
09/25/2020
Consent Order - 7098
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
GLR Real Estate, LLC
Allison, IA - Butler County

Develop and submit to DNR a nutrient management plan (NMP); maintain the NMP and update it as needed; submit to DNR a complete copy of the updated NMP every five years; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
09/25/2020
Consent Order - 7204
Contact: Kelli Book
New Heaven Chemicals Iowa, LLC
Manly, IA - Worth County

Pay $17,914.25 in overdue construction permit application fees and Title V Emission Inventory fees in six monthly installments beginning in October 2020.
09/25/2020
Consent Order - 7216
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Cargill, Incorporated
Eddyville, IA - Monroe County

Replace existing control equipment with new control equipment upon issuance of an air quality construction permit; prior to permit issuance, comply with specified operating and record keeping conditions; and conduct periodic compliance testing.
09/15/2020
Consent Order - 7172
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Global Masters Investment LLC dba Johnson's Dry Cleaners
Iowa City, IA - Johnson County

Rescission of administrative order 2018-AQ-08.
08/25/2020
Recission - 6912
Contact: Kelli Book
Peterson, Scott
Ames, IA - Story County

Comply with a six-month suspension of Grade III certification in wastewater treatment; notify DNR prior to employment at a wastewater treatment or drinking water facility; participate in quarterly evaluations during a twelve-month probation following such employment; and refrain from being the directly responsible operator in charge at any wastewater or drinking water facility for the first six months of probation period.
08/25/2020
Consent Order - 7205
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Peterson, Scott
Ames, IA - Story County

Comply with a six-month suspension of Grade III certification in wastewater treatment; notify DNR prior to employment at a wastewater treatment or drinking water facility; participate in quarterly evaluations during a twelve-month probation following such employment; and refrain from being the directly responsible operator in charge at any wastewater or drinking water facility for the first six months of probation period.
08/25/2020
Consent Order - 7205
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Lund-Ross Constructors, Inc.
Clarinda, IA - Page County

Pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
08/14/2020
Consent Order - 7137
Contact: Kelli Book
Bank Iowa Corporation
Clarinda, IA - Page County

Pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
08/14/2020
Consent Order - 7138
Contact: Kelli Book
JR, Land LLC
Spirit Lake, IA - Dickinson County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; apply for national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits for all qualifying construction sites and comply with the terms; timely renew said NPDES permit(s); stabilize disturbed ground consistent with NPDES General Permit No. 2; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
08/04/2020
Consent Order - 7153
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Seabee Corporation
Hampton, IA - Franklin County

Submit Title V fees for 2019; timely submit 2020 Title V Emissions Inventory and prorated fees for 2020; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
08/03/2020
Consent Order - 7150
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Nelson, Brian and Steve
Prairie Du Chien, IA - Allamakee County

Complete restoration and stabilization of Dousman Creek consistent with the DNR-approved plan by December 2020; and maintain, inspect, and make necessary improvements of the features and structures for five years.
08/03/2020
Consent Order - 7068
Contact: David Scott
Rozeboom, Gaylon
Rock Rapids, IA - Lyon County

Implement a plan of action to prevent unpermitted discharges from the feedlot and in the future comply with the laws and rules governing animal feeding operations and water quality; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
07/23/2020
Consent Order - 7116
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Kempf, Johnny Mac
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal activity and all illegal opening burning; remove all remaining solid waste on-site and properly dispose of it, providing DNR with proof of such disposal; and pay stipulated penalties for noncompliance with said terms.
07/21/2020
Consent Order - 7182
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Doc's Stop, Inc.
Ames, IA - Story County

Respond to future UST compliance inspection deficiencies within 60 days or as otherwise agreed to; submit to DNR the emergency response/spill instruction guidance for facility operators; ensure at least one certified operator will be on-site whenever the store is operating; and pay a $3,500 administrative penalty.
07/21/2020
Consent Order - 7190
Contact: David Scott
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