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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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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
City of Mediapolis
Mediapolis, IA - Des Moines County

Submit plans, specifications, and a construction permit application by September 2024; complete construction of wastewater treatment facility upgrades by December 2025; submit progress reports no later than January 5 and July 5 of each year until upgrades are complete; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
12/20/2023
Consent Order - 7521
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Tim Dolan Development Co.
Bettendorf, IA - Scott County

Pay a $5,500.00 administrative penalty.
12/15/2023
Consent Order - 7515
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
PJ Food Service, Inc.
Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Submit all minor source emissions inventory documents timely; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
12/14/2023
Consent Order - 7564
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Ders Develoment, LLC dba Ders Group
Coralville, IA - Johnson County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
12/13/2023
Consent Order - 7548
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Maassen Dairy, LLC
Maurice, IA - Sioux County

Pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
12/13/2023
Consent Order - 7545
Contact: Kelli Book
Multi-Rose Jerseys, Inc.
Rock Rapids, IA - Lyon County

Develop and submit for approval a standard operating procedure (SOP) documenting the facility's land application procedures, equipment inspections, employee training, and notification procedures; immediately implement the SOP upon approval; ensure that all future handling, transferring, and land application of manure complies with law and does not cause water quality violations; and pay a $500 administrative penalty.
12/12/2023
Consent Order - 7535
Contact: Kelli Book
Stocker, Kevin
Elkhart, IA - Polk County

Surrender water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater treatment operator certifications; and ineligible to hold any drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, or wastewater treatment certifications until after July 1, 2025.
12/12/2023
Consent Order - 7565
Contact: Bradley Adams
Golden Hills Phase II, LLC
Crescent, IA - Pottawattamie County

Comply with all conditions of the applicable National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the stormwater pollution prevention plan; immediately update the stormwater pollution prevention plan to reflect the current site conditions; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
12/08/2023
Consent Order - 7582
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Aukes, Brice
Forest City, IA - Hancock County

Complete and submit a Phosphorus Index manure management plan and compliance fee; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
12/08/2023
Consent Order - 7554
Contact: Kelli Book
Tricon General Construction, Inc.
Coggon, IA - Linn County

Comply with all asbestos regulations during future renovation or construction projects; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
12/08/2023
Consent Order - 7506
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Ely
Ely, IA - Linn County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the stormwater pollution prevention plan; cease all illegal discharges to a water of the state; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
12/06/2023
Consent Order - 7490
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Grooters, Randy and Kyle Rock River Feedyards, Incorporated
Rock Rapids, IA - Lyon County

Develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure that the manure storage structures and containment are operating correctly and not releasing manure; submit the SOP to the DNR and immediately implement upon approval; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
12/06/2023
Consent Order - 7533
Contact: Kelli Book
AgriReNew
Stockton, IA - Muscatine County

Ensure the proper disposal of any solid waste remaining on-site at a permitted landfill and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/30/2023
Consent Order - 7448
Contact: Bradley Adams
Elite Lodge of Ashworth LLC
West Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Send at least one primary employee to a three-day asbestos inspector course and submit proof of completion; comply with all asbestos regulations in the future; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/29/2023
Consent Order - 7546
Contact: Kelli Book
Century Heights Phase III, L..C.
Bettendorf, IA - Scott County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, which includes the stormwater pollution prevention plan; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/20/2023
Consent Order - 7359
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sunnybrook LE, LLC
Berwick, IA - Polk County

Apply for an amendment to its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to reflect the change in ownership; comply with all monitoring requirements in its NPDES permit; make necessary modifications to the facility to comply with the NPDES permit's final effluent limitations; submit semi-annual progress reports that detail progress towards connecting to the Muchikinock Trunk Sewer and/or achieving compliance with the NPDES permit; submit a pilot protocol about its BES Water Solutions' water system that summarizes the system's goals, monitoring protocols, operational procedures, design layout, and other pertinent information; mitigate the impact of E.coli to the receiving stream; immediately notify the DNR of a sale or transfer of the facility; and pay a $5,000 penalty
11/15/2023
Consent Order - 7481
Contact: Bradley Adams
Janes, Gabe
Williams, IA - Hamilton County

Penalty amendment.
11/13/2023
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7460
Contact: Kelli Book
Conover, Kim
Holstein, IA - Ida County

Develop a Plan of Action (POA) to monitor the manure pump during land application and submit for approval; immediately implement the POA upon approval; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
11/09/2023
Consent Order - 7523
Contact: Kelli Book
Roane, Fred Feedlot Service Co.
Neola, IA - Pottawattamie County

Comply with Iowa's laws governing the land application of wastes at all times in the future; comply with the terms of prior administrative consent order 2021-SW-14 / 2021-WW-22, which collectively required, among other things, discontinuing the land application of putrescible products; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
11/09/2023
Consent Order - 7534
Contact: Bradley Adams
Mathes, Elizabeth
Wellman, IA - Washington County

Cease all improper disposal of solid wastes and the illegal burning of combustible materials; submit proof of proper disposal of remaining solid waste on-site at an approval sanitary landfill or bona fide recycling center; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
11/09/2023
Administrative Order - 7556
Contact: Bradley Adams
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Monona, IA - Clayton County

Retain and maintain the services of a Grade 2 or higher certified wastewater operator at all times the wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) is in operation; begin construction on WWTF upgrades no later than August 31, 2028; complete the WWTF upgrades no later than August 31, 2030; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
11/03/2023
Consent Order - 7494
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Drey, Kennedy
Early, IA - Buena Vista County

Be properly certified to handle, transport, and apply manure and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
11/02/2023
Consent Order - 7518
Contact: Kelli Book
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