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  • 5/7/2020 11:43:00 AM
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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.

For copies of the orders below, contact Kelli Book at Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov. Older actions can be found 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.

Page County
Peitzmeier Demolition and Concrete Cutting, Inc.
Send an employee to an EPA-certified asbestos inspector course and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.


Administrative Orders
Responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order or 60 days to pay the penalty.

Muscatine County
Vitalix, Inc.
Cease illegal discharges to waters of the state, develop a plan to prevent future releases of wastewater, and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.