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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RAM Nutrient Applications, LLC
Iowa Falls, IA - Franklin County

Ensure that all handling, transferring, and land application of manure is done in a manner that does not result in a manure discharge to a water of the state; develop and implement a Standard Operating Procedure detailing a plan for ongoing employee training related to manure handling, transferring, and land application.
05/12/2022
Consent Order - 7356
Contact: Kelli Book
William Kimberley Development Corporation
West Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
05/12/2022
Consent Order - 7337
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Muth, David
Dougherty, IA - Butler County

Pay a $3,000.00 administrative penalty.
05/12/2022
Consent Order - 7362
Contact: Kelli Book
Delaney, Jason JR Recycling LLC
Cascade, IA - Iowa County

Rescind and replace 2022-SW-07 with the following: comply with Iowa laws governing tire disposal and recycling; maintain accurate disposal and recycling records; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
05/11/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7306
Contact: David Scott
Everitt, Jerry
Strawberry Point, IA - Clayton County

Cease and prevent the illegal open burning of combustible material, including waste tires; comply with all applicable air quality regulations; apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and comply with the waste tire storage limit.
05/05/2022
Consent Order - 7389
Contact: David Scott
Allen, Dan
Winterset, IA - Madison County

Comply with all requirements of the Iowa floodplain regulations and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
05/05/2022
Consent Order - 7371
Contact: David Scott
Southeast Polk Community School District
Altoon, IA - Polk County

Comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the stormwater pollution prevention plan; hire qualified personnel to inspect disturbed areas of the construction site; and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
04/22/2022
Consent Order - 7350
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Feinberg, Phil S.E. Iowa Metals Recycling, Inc.
Lockridge, IA - Jefferson County

Remove and properly dispose of waste tires; cease improper handling and storage of appliances and cathode ray tubes; cease and prevent the illegal open burning of combustible material; comply with all requirements of the facility's National Pollutant Disposal Elimination System permit and stormwater pollution prevention plan; remove and properly dispose of all vehicle fluids prior to storing for scrap; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2022
Administrative Order - 7354
Contact: David Scott
Wiebers, Jason
Schleswig, IA - Crawford County

Obtain certifications prior to handling, transporting, or applying manure and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2022
Consent Order - 7345
Contact: Kelli Book
Van Waardhuizen Inc.
Oskaloosa, IA - Mahaska County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2022
Consent Order - 7341
Contact: Kelli Book
Pork 360 East, Inc.
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Ensure that all employees are properly certified before handling, transporting, or applying manure and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2022
Consent Order - 7340
Contact: Kelli Book
Brookstone Specialty Services, Incorporated
Mason City, IA - Cerro Gordo County

Properly dispose of all wastewater and cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; maintain a wash log; train employees regarding the proper disposal of wastewater and submit proof of training to the DNR; remove all bedding material from Chelsea Creek within 30 days; televise the storm sewer line between Chelsea Creek outfall and the manhole east of the facility within 30 days and submit a recording of the televising to the DNR; remove any residual bedding material observed in the sewer line during the televising; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
04/15/2022
Consent Order - 7285
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sitruc Pork, L.C.
Waverly, IA - Bremer County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
04/13/2022
Consent Order - 7344
Contact: Kelli Book
Ecosystems, Inc.
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Comply with all laws applicable to discharging pollutants into a water of the state; comply with all laws applicable to the land application of sewage sludge; implement the Department-approved Corrective Action Plan; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
04/08/2022
Consent Order - 7317
Contact: Zander Rachel
Lawler, William and Jeff
Peosta, IA - Dubuque County

Amending unilateral order 2022-AFO-03; operate and maintain all animal feeding operation structures in compliance with applicable laws; pay $1,138.28 in fish restitution and investigative costs; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
04/06/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7237
Contact: Kelli Book
Hageman, Milan
Ossian, IA - Winneshiek County

Hire a licensed engineer to inspect the below building pits at the facility to determine structural integrity; cease storing soil condition in the below building pits unless secondary containment is constructed; pay $10,778.87 in fish restitution and investigative costs; and pay a $7,500 administrative penalty
04/05/2022
Consent Order - 7299
Contact: Kelli Book
NLC Energy Riceville LLC
Riceville, IA - Howard County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; submit a written plan to properly dispose of the material in the filter bags; assess and remediate soil or groundwater contamination caused by the leaking containment area; timely report all discharges to waters of the state; pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
03/31/2022
Consent Order - 7266
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Sunset at the Oasis
Onawa, IA - Monona County

Comply with all laws related to the construction of wastewater and drinking water systems; cease operation of the campground facility until a construction permit has been issued; and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
03/28/2022
Consent Order - 7353
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Reschly, Terry Reschly Metals, Inc.
Washington, IA - Washington County

Cease improper handling and storage of appliances and comply with all applicable laws in the future; cease and prevent open burning of combustible materials and comply with all applicable laws in the future; comply with all requirements of the facility's stormwater pollution prevention plan; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
03/25/2022
Consent Order - 7333
Contact: David Scott
Digital Print Enterprises LLC
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Submit a renewal application for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit or immediately cease all discharges from the facility; and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
03/23/2022
Administrative Order - 7382
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Regancrest Holsteins, LLC
Waukon, IA - Allamakee County

Comply with all laws governing animal feeding operations and water quality standards; develop a standard operating procedure to ensure operational or maintenance failures involving the manure pumping system do not cause manure releases; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
03/22/2022
Consent Order - 7069
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Wagoner, Jacob Wagoner Construction, LLC
Clarinda, IA - Page County

Submit a plan on asbestos demolition compliance and on asbestos-containing demolition debris disposal; and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
03/22/2022
Consent Order - 7319
Contact: Kelli Book
Guthrie Center Fire Department
Guthrie Center, IA - Guthrie County

Develop and implement a written protocol on how to comply with federal National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants asbestos regulations and with open burning and solid waste disposal laws; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
03/22/2022
Consent Order - 7329
Contact: Kelli Book
Contitech USA, Inc.
Mount Pleasant, IA - Henry County

Operate and maintain its manufacturing facility in compliance with applicable law; cease all non-permitted discharges; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
03/16/2022
Consent Order - 7308
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Nor-Am Cold Storage, Inc.
LeMars, IA - Plymouth County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; comply with all wastewater laws; submit a plan of action detailing the procedures it will take for the future disposal of anhydrous ammonia; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
03/14/2022
Consent Order - 7332
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Ruckle, Jarrod Four Season Improvements-Construction
Polk City, IA - Polk County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the State; comply with all conditions of applicable National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, including the stormwater pollution prevention plans; immediately update its storm water pollution prevention plan to reflect current site conditions; and pay a $7,500 administrative penalty.
03/10/2022
Consent Order - 7311
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
American Bath Group, LLC
Ottumwa, IA - Wapello County

Obtain all required air quality construction permits and comply with its terms; timely submit applications for significant modification to its Title V operating permit; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
03/04/2022
Consent Order - 7374
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Bloomfield
Bloomfield, IA - Davis County

Cease illegal disposal and burning of tree waste and other solid waste and comply with all applicable laws in the future; properly dispose of all solid waste at its closed burn site at a sanitary landfill; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
03/04/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7366
Contact: David Scott
Hora, Gregg
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
03/02/2022
Consent Order - 7336
Contact: Kelli Book
Reschly, Terry Reschly Metals, Inc.
Washington, IA - Washington County

Cease the illegal burning of solid waste; cease the collection and demanufacturing of discarded appliances unless and until an appliance demanufacturing permit is obtained; comply with the requirements of the facility’s stormwater pollution prevention plan; and pay a $5,950.00 administrative penalty
02/22/2022
Administrative Order - 7333
Contact: David Scott
Ohl, Nick and Ray
Dow City, IA - Crawford County

Cease the illegal disposal and burning of solid waste; comply with Iowa law governing solid waste disposal in the future; maintain disposal records for any future demolition and disposal of structures and provide copies upon request; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
02/18/2022
Consent Order - 7338
Contact: David Scott
Delaney, Jason JR Recycling, LLC
Cascade, IA - Dubuque County

Remove and properly dispose of all waste tires; comply with Iowa laws governing tire disposal and recycling; maintain accurate disposal and recycling records; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
02/16/2022
Administrative Order - 7306
Contact: David Scott
Knapp, Amy Knapp Mobile Home Court No. 4
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Comply with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; cease illegal discharges into waters of the state; attend training on upkeep and maintenance of its wastewater treatment facility; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
02/16/2022
Consent Order - 7196
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Knapp, Amy Knapp Mobile Home Court No. 4
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Properly abandon or rehabilitate one of its water wells and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
02/16/2022
Consent Order - 7195
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Snyder, Mark
Red Oak, IA - Montgomery County

Immediately dispose of all solid waste at a permitted landfill; submit landfill disposal receipts; comply with solid waste laws; and pay a $4,000.00 administrative penalty.
02/14/2022
Consent Order - 7369
Contact: David Scott
Buck, Alexander Upcountry Fab, LLC
Des Moines, IA - Dallas County

Cease current and prevent future illegal open dumping and open burning of solid waste; comply with all air quality and solid waste disposal laws; and pay a $1,530 administrative penalty.
02/09/2022
Consent Order - 7361
Contact: David Scott
Newt's Cafe LLC
Nichols, IA - Muscatine County

Submit all required monthly operation reports; conduct nitrate testing of the finished drinking water and provide results to the DNR; conduct monthly coliform bacteria testing of the finished drinking water; provide public notice of the violations in this consent order; retain a certified drinking water operator to manage the public water apply system; reply promptly to all communications from DNR related to the operation or management of the public water supply system.
02/04/2022
Consent Order - 7268
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Lawler, William and Jeff
Peosta, IA - Dubuque County

Operate and maintain all animal feeding operation structures in compliance with law; submit a Plan of Action for approval to ensure there is adequate manure storage and proper manure land application; implement the Plan of Action upon approval; pay $1,138.38 in fish restitution and investigative costs; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
02/01/2022
Administrative Order - 7237
Contact: Kelli Book
Lynch, Jeff
Bernard, IA - Jackson County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
02/01/2022
Administrative Order - 7323
Contact: Kelli Book
Hill Phoenix, Inc,
Centerville, IA - Appanoose County

Maintain records and comply with all air quality construction permit requirements; submit within 30 days all records required by permits and permit exemptions; and pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
01/26/2022
Consent Order - 7316
Contact: Anne Preziosi
City of Conesville
Conesville, IA - Muscatine County

Comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; immediately retain a certified wastewater operator; and pay a $2,484 administrative penalty.
01/26/2022
Consent Order - 7300
Contact: Kelli Book
Ries, Ken
Ryan, IA - Delaware County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
01/21/2022
Consent Order - 7325
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Wapello
Wapello, IA - Louisa County

Amendment to Consent Order
01/18/2022
Amendment to Consent Order - 5553
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Corydon
Corydon, IA - Wayne County

Amendment to Consent Order
01/14/2022
Amendment to Consent Order - 5919
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Halverson, Jon
Hawkeye, IA - Fayette County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
01/10/2022
Consent Order - 7324
Contact: Kelli Book
Miller, Bradley and Brenda
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Cease the illegal storage and disposal of waste tires; comply with all waste tire disposal laws; and properly dispose of all waste tires on site and provide the Department with receipts of disposal.
01/05/2022
Consent Order - 7355
Contact: David Scott
Snyder, Mark
Red Oak, IA - Montgomery County

Cease illegal disposal of solid waste; comply with all solid waste laws; properly dispose of solid waste and provide the Department with receipts of disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
01/04/2022
Administrative Order - 7312
Contact: David Scott
Peters, Tim TNT Disposal, LLC
DeWitt, IA - Clinton County

Immediately cease the hauling and open dumping of waste tires; comply with applicable waste tire hauling and disposal laws; properly remove and dispose of all waste tires and provide proof of proper disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
01/03/2022
Administrative Order - 7318
Contact: David Scott
Mercado, David Omar
DeWitt, IA - Clinton County

Immediately cease the hauling and open dumping of waste tires; comply with applicable waste tire hauling and disposal laws; properly remove and dispose of all waste tires and provide proof of proper disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
01/03/2022
Administrative Order - 7327
Contact: David Scott
Wilson, Brad
Peosta, IA - Clinton County

Manure applicator and commercial manure service manager certifications are revoked for a period of two years.
12/29/2021
Consent Order - 7261
Contact: Kelli Book
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