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DNR Enforcement Actions
Many times, environmental improvement comes as a result of an enforcement action. Enforcement must take place when people choose to circumvent the law or do not understand the full impact of their actions on our environment. The DNR is charged with ensuring compliance with State of Iowa environmental laws and rules. The compliance portion of the DNR improves our environment through educating citizens and promoting awareness of the environmental impacts of our actions and awareness of applicable law.

Orders reported in 2017 are listed by the date of issuance, in reverse alphabetical order (by responsible party, by last name for individuals) below.
Archived orders back to 2007

With administrative orders, responsible parties have 30 days to appeal the order. A consent order is issued in settlement of an administrative order or 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. In certain situations, the DNR may choose to include Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in a consent order.

The DNR uses the Enforcement Management System (EMS) to outline the process by which the various regulatory programs in the Environmental Services Division (ESD) of the Iowa DNR pursue compliance with chapters 455B, 455D, 459, 459A, and 459B of the Iowa Code and the rules promulgated there under. The general objective of the EMS is to protect the public health and environment of the State of Iowa through enforcement of the environmental regulatory requirements in a timely, consistent and fair manner.

The Fish Kill Cost Recovery Guidance document assists in the investigation and assessment of fish kills by each division to ensure coordination between the divisions. The guidance also provides information regarding the right to enter a property. This guidance will also ensure the costs for fish restitutions, salaries, meals, lodging and miscellaneous expenses are collected uniformly between the divisions.

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Main Voyage, L.L.C. dba All Iowa Pool and Supply, Inc.
West Des Moines, IA - Polk County

Cease all illegal discharges and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
04/20/2021
Consent Order - 7123
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
DeJong, Larrell
New Prague, IA - Palo Alto County

Operate and maintain the facility and all other animal feeding operations in compliance with applicable law; develop and implement a plan of action approved by the DNR to prevent all future releases of manure; and pay a $4,000.00 administrative penalty.
04/14/2021
Administrative Order - 7109
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Mel's Pit Service, LLC
Lucan, IA - Osceola County

Refrain from conducting business in the state of Iowa unless both the business and employees are properly certified as a commercial manure service; and pay a $500 administrative penalty.
04/12/2021
Administrative Order - 7135
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Global Fiberglass Solutions, Inc.
Newton, IA - Jasper County

Immediately cease speculative accumulation of wind turbine blades; and properly dispose of in, or remove from, the state all blades currently stockpiled.
04/12/2021
Administrative Order - 7273
Contact: David Scott
Larabee, Jason
New Market, IA - Taylor County

Apply manure in compliance with all applicable laws; develop and implement a plan of action approved by the DNR that will prevent future non-permitted discharges to a water of the state; and pay a $7,500.00 administrative penalty.
04/12/2021
Administrative Order - 7157
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
May, Thomas Timber Industries, LLC
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Develop a plan of action to prevent future prohibited discharges to a water of the state and submit the plan to the Department for approval; submit a complete application for a stormwater discharge permit within 30 days; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
04/08/2021
Administrative Order - 7164
Contact: Kelli Book
Zieser, Brad
Center Point, IA - Benton County

Submit a complete Iowa Phosphorus Index Manure Management Plan (MMP) to the Department; pay $144 in overdue MMP fees; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
04/08/2021
Administrative Order - 7217
Contact: Kelli Book
North Iowa Custom Finishing, Inc.
Bode, IA - Kossuth County

Pay the remaining $2,250.00 penalty assessed by Administrative Consent Order 2019-AQ-10; and pay a $4,100 administrative penalty.
04/08/2021
Administrative Order - 7207
Contact: Kelli Book
Savage Sanitary District
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Upgrade its wastewater treatment facility by August 31, 2022 so as to bring the facility into compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
04/02/2021
Consent Order - 7187
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
RAM Development, LLC
Waukee, IA - Dallas County

Immediately cease operation and, within 30 days, request rescission of its air quality and Title V construction and operation permits; cease all illegal solid waste disposal activities and illegal open burning and comply in the future with applicable laws; remove and properly dispose of all solid waste currently on-site; and pay an administrative penalty of $2,500, with $2,000 of said penalty going towards a supplemental environmental project in Dallas County
03/30/2021
Consent Order - 7193
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Perfection Property Restoration, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
03/30/2021
Consent Order - 7245
Contact: Kelli Book
Frank's Auto & Truck Salvage, LLC
Fort Dodge, IA - Webster County

Submit an application for a storm water permit and refrain from operating until a storm water permit is obtained; submit an application for an appliance demanufacturing permit (ADP) and refrain from accepting or processing any appliances until the ADP is obtained; post signs on the property until the ADP is obtained that notify the public that appliances cannot be dropped off; and pay a $6,625 administrative penalty.
03/22/2021
Consent Order - 7230
Contact: David Scott
Kohlwes, Amy
Colo, IA - Story County

Affidavit operator statuses for the City of McCallsburg and City of Zearing's respective water and wastewater systems are revoked; and comply with terms of a one-year probation for all DNR-issued water treatment and/or distribution and wastewater treatment licenses.
03/18/2021
Consent Order - 7263
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Corydon
Corydon, IA - Wayne County

The City shall submit plans and specifications for upgrades to its wastewater treatment facility by August 30, 2021; shall issue a contract for the construction of upgrades by December 30, 2021; and shall comply with final limits in its most current National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit by December 21, 2022).
03/11/2021
Amendment to Consent Order - 5919
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Ven Green Land Development, LLC
Bettendorf, IA - Scott County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, to include the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and pay a $6,000 administrative penalty.
03/08/2021
Consent Order - 7215
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Chapman, Harold
Arion, IA - Crawford County

Follow all laws and regulations related to the discharge of pollutants to waters of the state; and pay a $1,350 administrative penalty.
03/04/2021
Consent Order - 7242
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Davenport, City of Bettendorf, City of Riverdale, and City of Panorama Park
Davenport, IA - Scott County

complete construction of disinfection outfall #001 by February 28, 2022; commit to annual improvements to the inflow and infiltration of the collection system of an average of $3,000,000 annually from 2020 to 2026; between 2021 and 2034, submit yearly progress reports to the Department by April 1st; provide the Department with construction documents by January 1, 2023 of a flood mitigation project for the water pollution control plant, and meet other specified construction deadlines; complete the flood mitigation project by November 1, 2026; submit a report to the Department by July 1, 2030 detailing the feasibility and reasonableness of disinfection for outfall #801 and the feasibility and reasonableness of treatment of wet weather flows; and complete construction of disinfection outfall
03/04/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6175
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Keystone Equity Group, LLC
DeSoto, IA - Dallas County

Cease all illegal construction; obtain proper permits prior to commencing any future construction; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
03/03/2021
Consent Order - 7223
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Submit its Minor Source Emission Inventory within the next fourteen days; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
03/03/2021
Consent Order - 7254
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Hemmingstad, Steven and Jane
Sioux City, IA - Woodbury County

Reconstruct the dam on their property no later than June 1, 2021 and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
02/26/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7194
Contact: David Scott
Kilburg, Roger
Miles, IA - Jackson County

Operate and maintain all animal feeding operation structures in compliance with applicable law; plant trees and shrubs as required by the facility's construction permit and a prior administrative order no later than July 1, 2021 and maintain and replace as needed; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
02/25/2021
Administrative Order - 7265
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Bauer, Tyler
Lisbon, IA - Linn County

Revocation of all certifications for drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment; and prohibition against holding any such certifications in the future.
02/24/2021
Consent Order - 7248
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Comply with all laws and regulations applicable to discharging pollutants into a water of the State; apply for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit No. 1 for the Ankeny #1 store; conduct and document employee training on compliance and implementation of the NDPES permit; conduct a risk assessment of all Hy-Vee stores and develop emergency response plans and document the staff who are familiar with its implementation; pay fish restitution and investigation costs of $18,929.98; and pay a $5,200 administrative penalty.
02/19/2021
Consent Order - 7218
Contact: Zander Rachel
Tyler Investment Co., Inc.
Ankeny, IA - Polk County

Maintain and operate all wastewater treatment and collection systems (systems) under its control in a manner that complies with applicable laws; cease all non-permitted discharges; obtain a professional evaluation of the integrity and operational capacity of its systems; timely complete any professionally-recommended improvements to the systems identified in the evaluation; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.
02/16/2021
Administrative Order - 7188
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Nielsen, Gary
Avoca, IA - Shelby County

Submit a manure management plan and a construction design statement with supporting documentation to the Department; submit required filing and indemnity fees and pay overdue compliance fees for 2017 through 2020; and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
02/15/2021
Consent Order - 7238
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Waukon
Waukon, IA - Allamakee County

Comply with all laws regulating the discharge of pollutants into a water of the state; develop a plan of action to prevent future unpermitted discharges into a water of the state and submit the plan to the Department for approval; once approved, implement the plan within 60 days; pay $1,568.60 in restitution and investigative costs; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
02/03/2021
Consent Order - 7229
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Fredco, Inc.
Holstein, IA - Ida County

Develop and implement a standard operating procedure for the proper land application of effluent from the facility and submit to the Department for approval; once approved, immediately implement the plan; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
02/03/2021
Consent Order - 7011
Contact: Kelli Book
City of Emmetsburg
Emmetsburg, IA - Palo Alto County

Complete construction of a stream flow augmentation system no later than July 1, 2021.
01/28/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6810
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
M.A. Mortenson Company
Cylinder, IA - Palo Alto County

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal activity and all illegal opening burning; comply with all applicable regulations regarding the disposal of solid waste and open burning; remove any remaining trade waste on site and properly dispose of it at a landfill or recycling center; provide receipts documenting said disposal to the Department; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
01/26/2021
Consent Order - 7243
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Double A Pork, Inc.
Russell, IA - Wayne County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
01/19/2021
Consent Order - 7213
Contact: Kelli Book
Vorwerk, Andrew Vorwerk Custom Pumping
Wycoff, IA - Hardin County

Ensure that all employees are properly certified prior to handling, applying, or transporting manure; develop a Standard Operating Procedure for the land application of manure and submit the procedure to the Department for approval; and pay $2,284.64 in restitution and a $5,000 administrative penalty.
01/19/2021
Consent Order - 7155
Contact: Kelli Book
Larson, Denver Larson Salvage
Nashua, IA - Chickasaw County

Cease improper handling and storage of appliances; cease and prevent illegal open burning; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
01/15/2021
Consent Order - 7200
Contact: David Scott
City of Armstrong
Armstrong, IA - Emmet County

Submit a wastewater treatment facility plan to the Department for approval no later than December 2021; submit final plans and specifications to the Department for approval no later than April 2022; complete construction of the wastewater treatment facility by November 2023; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
01/15/2021
Consent Order - 7208
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Manning, Charles
Woodward, IA - Dallas County

Cease illegal disposal of solid waste and illegal open burning of solid waste; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of all solid waste in compliance with law; within 60 days remove and properly dispose of all solid waste on site, including ash from burning; and pay a $5,350 administrative penalty.
01/12/2021
Consent Order - 7241
Contact: David Scott
Dodge, Thomas
Parnell, IA - Johnson County

Waiver of accrued administrative penalties and rescission of prior order.
01/08/2021
Amendment to Administrative Order - 7000
Contact: David Scott
Schaff, Cory
Woodburn, IA - Clarke County

Immediately discontinue and cease any illegal open burning of structures or solid waste; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of all solid wastes in a manner consistent with law; remove and properly dispose of all solid wastes located on site, including ash from burning, and provide proper disposal receipts to the Department; and pay a $4,135 administrative penalty.
01/06/2021
Consent Order - 7240
Contact: David Scott
Kipp, Kendall
Yale, IA - Guthrie County

Voluntarily surrender Grade 1 certifications for drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution; and ineligible for two years beginning on November 24, 2020 for any new certifications in drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, or wastewater treatment.
12/23/2020
Consent Order - 7226
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Fremont Farms of Iowa, L.L.P.
Malcom, IA - Poweshiek County

Operate and maintain all structures at its animal feeding operation in compliance with law; install and maintain retaining walls at the front edge of manure storage buildings; load all trucks inside of the manure storage buildings; construct two new manure storage buildings; use temporary stormwater controls and best management practices in the event of stormwater contamination at the facility; test the stormwater runoff for ammonia in five locations at the facility; and pay a $4,000 administrative penalty.
12/18/2020
Consent Order - 7167
Contact: Kelli Book
Tuttle, John and Cathy
Clio, IA - Wayne County

Pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.
12/14/2020
Consent Order - 7167
Contact: Kelli Book
JT Enterprises, LTD
Carpenter, IA - Mitchell County

Operate the facility as a Small Animal Feeding Operation with no more than 499 animal units; do not populate above 499 animal units without first submitting a Plan of Action to DNR for approval; retain a licensed professional engineer to conduct an investigation of groundwater levels around the facility's structure and implement a groundwater lowering system if found to be necessary; if groundwater lowering is necessary, for a period of two years conduct weekly visual monitoring of the system for water, and submit said monitoring's results to DNR on a quarterly basis; if water is found to be in the lowering system, once a calendar quarter submit a water sample to a certified laboratory for testing for NH3-N, NO3-N, chloride, and E. Coli; and pay a $10,000 penalty
12/10/2020
Consent Order - 7159
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of Clarence
Clarence, IA - Cedar County

Retain a professional engineer certified by the State of Iowa to analyze wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) influent flows collected between January 1, 2020, and the present to determine whether the city's WWTF can comply with the 180-day retention time required for a controlled discharge facility per the city's National Pollution Discharge Elimination System's permit (NPDES); provide the results of said analysis to the DNR; if compliance with the NPDES permit is not possible, by March 2022 retain a professional engineer certified by the State of Iowa to assist the city with the design and construction of necessary upgrades; by April 2023 submit said plans to the DNR for approval; by April 2024 finalize plans and obtain all necessary permits; and begin construction by April 2025.
12/10/2020
Amendment to Administrative Order - 6538
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Global Fiberglass Solutions, Inc.
Newton, IA - Jasper County

Submit for DNR's approval a binding compliance schedule for the grinding and recycling of stored wind turbine blades (blades); submit to DNR for approval a financial assurance mechanism sufficient to cover the entire cost of removal and proper disposal of the blades currently stored; store no more than 40 additional blades in Iowa until after blade grinding and recycling has begun; and establish no new blade storage sites without DNR's approval.
12/07/2020
Consent Order - 7221
Contact: David Scott
K an N Holdings, LLC
Granger, IA - Dallas County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, including its Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
12/07/2020
Consent Order - 7201
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Ehlers, Kris
Albert City, IA - Buena Vista County

Operate and maintain all structures in compliance with law; develop and implement a Plan of Action for regular inspections of manure storage structures at the facility to avoid future manure releases; and pay a $2,500 administrative penalty.
12/03/2020
Consent Order - 7220
Contact: Kelli Book
Egemo, Larry and Joyce
Story City, IA - Story County

Cease illegal disposal of solid waste and illegal open burning of solid waste; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of solid waste; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
12/02/2020
Consent Order - 7224
Contact: David Scott
Rausch Feedlot Co.
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty
11/30/2020
Consent Order - 7219
Contact: Kelli Book
Schmit Pork, L.C.
Hospers, IA - Sioux County

Pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/23/2020
Consent Order - 7214
Contact: Kelli Book
Buch Farms, LLC
Fairfield, IA - Jefferson County

Ensure that all handling, transferring, and land application of manure is done in a manner that does not result in a manure release to a water of the state; develop and submit to DNR for approval a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the proper transportation of manure; upon approval, implement said SOP; and pay a $750 administrative penalty.
11/23/2020
Consent Order - 7233
Contact: Kelli Book
CJ's Construction, Inc.
Liberty, IA - Johnson County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit, which includes the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan; and pay a $5,000 administrative penalty.
11/16/2020
Consent Order - 7202
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Mehmen, Andrew
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

DNR agrees to move to dismiss a pending contested case involving Mr. Mehmen's Grade 1 drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications contingent upon Mr. Mehmen voluntarily surrendering these same certifications; and Mr. Mehmen agrees to not seek new certifications for a period of two years.
11/12/2020
Consent Order - 7236
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
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