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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Ritter, Cody
Charles City, IA - Floyd County

Comply with all open burning laws and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
02/20/2023
Consent Order - 7456
Contact: David Scott
Higgins, Boderic
Brandon, IA - Buchanan County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
02/03/2023
Consent Order - 7429
Contact: Kelli Book
Brandenburg, Joe Brandenburg Drainage, Inc.
Maquoketa, IA - Clinton County

Cease illegal disposal and open burning of solid waste, including waste tires; comply with applicable law in the future; and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.
01/27/2023
Consent Order - 7466
Contact: David Scott
City of Sloan
Sloan, IA - Woodbury County

Submit a chloride removal schedule for approval; submit chlorine removal update reports; and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
01/23/2023
Consent Order - 7357
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Roche, Chad
Lake Mills, IA - Worth County

Cease collecting waste tires and comply with applicable waste tire disposal, storage, and transportation laws; remove and properly dispose of all waste tires in excess of 500 PTE; submit receipt of disposal; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
01/20/2023
Administrative Order - 7437
Contact: David Scott
Zieser, Brad
Center Point, IA - Benton County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
01/13/2023
Administrative Order - 7421
Contact: Kelli Book
Hightower Development, Inc.
Tiffin, IA - Johnson County

Comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
01/13/2023
Consent Order - 7434
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Flynn, Kevin
West Chester, IA - Washington County

Obtain the services of a permitted asbestos abatement company to supervise cleanup of the site and properly dispose of all asbestos-containing waste; submit an asbestos notification to the DNR prior to starting the cleanup; submit landfill receipts after completing the cleanup; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
01/13/2023
Administrative Order - 7399
Contact: Kelli Book
Junker, Nolan
New Hartford, IA - Grundy County

Submit 2022's manure management plan update and fee and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
01/13/2023
Administrative Order - 7400
Contact: Kelli Book
Nelson, Steve Nelson Construction, LLC
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

Send at least one primary employee to a three-day Asbestos Inspector course and submit proof of completion to the DNR and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
01/13/2023
Administrative Order - 7381
Contact: Kelli Book
Aukes, Ronald
Buffalo Center, IA - Winnebago County

Cease illegal disposal and burning of solid waste; properly dispose of solid waste and appliances and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
12/21/2022
Consent Order - 7444
Contact: David Scott
City of Eagle Grove
Eagle Grove, IA - Wright County

Amend construction completion dates.
12/15/2022
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7253
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Brand, Howard C6-Zero Iowa, LLC C6-Zero Holdings, LLC
Marengo, IA - Iowa County

Immediately secure the facility and the property surrounding the facility to prevent access; prevent stormwater run-off from entering a water of the state; develop an environmental site assessment plan and implement upon approval; develop a remedial action plan and implement upon approval; properly dispose of all solid waste on site; and cease operating until fully in compliance with Iowa law
12/15/2022
Administrative Order - 7463
Contact: David Scott
Knuth Farms, Inc.
Bernard, IA - Dubuque County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
12/14/2022
Consent Order - 7443
Contact: Kelli Book
Arends, Michael
Cedar Falls, IA - Black Hawk County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal and illegal open burning; properly dispose or recycle all solid waste on site and submit receipts; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
12/13/2022
Administrative Order - 7347
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Erickson, Brian Dutch Square Farms, LLC
Riceville, IA - Howard County

Submit an updated emergency response plan and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
12/08/2022
Consent Order - 7435
Contact: Kelli Book
Wood, Dean
Anamosa, IA - Jones County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal and illegal open burning; collect and properly dispose or recycle all solid waste remaining on-site and submit disposal receipts; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
12/08/2022
Consent Order - 7407
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Wendl, Brian
Carroll, IA - Carroll County

Develop and implement a standard operating procedure for manure land application, comply with the facility's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
12/07/2022
Consent Order - 7426
Contact: Kelli Book
Staudt, Dan and Mike
Rudd, IA - Floyd County

Ensure that land application of manure is conducted by a certified manure applicator and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
12/07/2022
Consent Order - 7415
Contact: Kelli Book
Pattison, G. Lee
Garnavillo, IA - Clayton County

Develop and submit for approval a standard operating procedure related to manure application, implement the standard operating procedure upon approval, and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
12/07/2022
Consent Order - 7446
Contact: Kelli Book
Near, Alren
Stacyville, IA - Tama County

Comply with all open burning regulations and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/30/2022
Consent Order - 7436
Contact: David Scott
Hoeg, Jeff
Traer, IA - Tama County

Comply with all solid waste disposal regulations; remove and properly dispose of all burned material at the Tama County Landfill and provide receipts of disposal; and pay a $1,300 administrative penalty.
11/22/2022
Consent Order - 7440
Contact: David Scott
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
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