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  • 9/14/2023 4:12:00 PM
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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 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.

Henry County

City of Winfield

Complete construction of the necessary upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility by Sept 1, 2025; provide progress reports every six months and pay a $4,500 administrative penalty.

Jones County

Kodiak Property Management, Inc and Fawn Creek MHC, LLC

Send at least one primary employee to a three-day asbestos inspector course and submit proof of completion; comply with all asbestos regulations in the future; and pay a $8,400 administrative penalty.

Jones County

Pro Platinum Construction and Remodeling, LLC

Send at least one primary employee to a three-day asbestos inspector course and submit proof of completion; comply with all asbestos regulations in the future; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.

Polk County

Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. 

Conduct stormwater training of paint department and garden center management and associates at Store No. 2103; submit proof of training; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.

Tama County

City of Tama

Retain at all times an operator-in-charge of its wastewater disposal system who has a valid Grade III wastewater treatment certification.

 

Administrative Orders

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

Clinton County

Chanchai Sooksawan

Hire a permitted asbestos abatement company to supervise, remove, and dispose of the asbestos containing material at the property and properly dispose of at a permitted landfill; submit disposal recipes; have a licensed asbestos inspector conduct a thorough asbestos inspection at the property prior to further renovation work; comply with all asbestos regulations in the future; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

Clinton County

James Ziebell

Hire a permitted asbestos abatement company to supervise, remove, and dispose of the asbestos containing material at the property and properly dispose of at a permitted landfill; submit disposal recipes; have a licensed asbestos inspector conduct a thorough asbestos inspection at the property prior to further renovation work; comply with all asbestos regulations in the future; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

Hamilton County

Gabe Janes

Do not handle, transport, or apply manure unless properly certified and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

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