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DES MOINES – DNR staff work with individuals, businesses and communities to help them protect our natural resources by complying with state and federal laws. This approach is very effective. In the few cases where compliance cannot be achieved, the DNR issues enforcement actions. The following list summarizes recent enforcement actions. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website at 

Consent Orders A consent order is issued 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.

Dubuque County
Thomas Budde
Operate facility in compliance with regulations; remove and land apply manure within 6 months; conduct a tile line investigation; if re-populated, comply with regulations; pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $2,000.

Sac County
Engel Agri-Sales Company
Cease any open burning; properly dispose of all remaining solid waste at the property; and pay an administrative penalty in the amount of $6,000.