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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.

Davis County

Cap-Nip Ridge Manure Application, Inc.

Ensure that all handling, transferring, and land application of manure is done in a manner to avoid a discharge to a water of the state; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty, consisting of a $2,000 penalty and a $6,000 supplemental environmental project with Davis County Conservation Board.


Webster County

New Cooperative, Inc.

Conduct compliance demonstration stack testing for opacity; submit test notification, protocol, and complete stack test report regardless of test results; submit for approval an operation and maintenance plan for the grain receiving system that will prevent future violations of the 5% opacity standard; and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.


Administrative Orders

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