Learn about the DNR's COVID-19 response and how the current health emergency is impacting DNR facilities, services and events.
Search for a News Release
DNR News Releases

DNR enforcement actions

  • 1/30/2020 12:51:00 PM
  • View Count 778
  • Return

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 www.iowadnr.gov/EnforcementActions

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.

Cass County
Dennis Kuehl
Operate facility in compliance with laws and regulations, develop and implement a plan of action to prevent discharges, including the submittal of monthly freeboard levels, and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.

Clarke County
City of Osceola
Comply with regulations, develop a plan of action to prevent future discharges, pay $14,463.59 in fish restitution and investigative costs, and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Lee County
Roland and Mary Wierather
Operate facility in compliance with laws and regulations, facility has ceased operation and will remain closed; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Lyon County
Merlin Rozeboom
Operate feedlot in compliance with regulations, either develop an approved Plan of Action to prevent discharges or submit a complete NPDES permit, and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.

Share