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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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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
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
NEW Cooperative, Inc.
Bode, IA - Humboldt County

Cease illegal disposal and illegal open burning of solid waste; comply with solid waste disposal and open burning laws; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty
11/10/2020
Consent Order - 7212
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Mehmen, Galen
Cedar Rapids, IA - Linn County

Comply with terms of a one-year probation of his Grade 3 drinking water treatment and drinking water distribution certifications
11/09/2020
Consent Order - 7171
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Dolezal, Larry
Tama, IA - Tama County

Cease illegal open burning of solid wastes; properly reuse, recycle, or dispose of all solid wastes as required by law; and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
11/03/2020
Consent Order - 7225
Contact: David Scott
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Rescission of administrative order 2019-WW-06
10/30/2020
Recission - 6997
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Rescission of administrative order 2020-WW-06.
10/30/2020
Recission - 7118
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Garrelts Livestock Feeders, LLP
Ayshire, IA - Palo Alto County

Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7178
Contact: Kelli Book
Ag Partners, L.L.C.
Albert City, IA - Buena Vista County

Implement Best Management Practices required by Group 1 Grain Elevator Registration; submit to DNR for approval a compliance plan to resolve excess emissions; install specified equipment on Dump Pit No. 3 no later than December 1, 2020; implement new training on dust management and provide DNR with copies of training materials, training dates, and names and positions of trained employees; and pay a $6,500 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7136
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; comply with all laws, rules, and permits applicable to wastewater and storm water discharges; submit to DNR a written plan to prevent releases from its wastewater holding tank, and to prevent any releases, should one occur, from entering the City of Wilton's storm sewer system; and pay a $5,500 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7234
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
Vitalix, Inc.
Wilton, IA - Muscatine County

Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; submit to DNR a written plan to prevent releases of wastewater; and to prevent any releases, should one occur, from entering the City of Wilton's storm sewer system; and pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.
10/27/2020
Consent Order - 7235
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of McGregor
McGregor, IA - Clayton County

Comply with all laws regulating the discharge of a pollutant into a water of the state; comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the notification requirements in the event a bypass occurs in the future; submit facility or system update plans to DNR for approval by August 1, 2021; begin construction project bidding to implement the approved update by January 2, 2022; begin construction by May 1, 2022; and complete construction by May 31, 2023
10/26/2020
Consent Order - 7125
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
City of McGregor
McGregor, IA - Clayton County

Comply with all laws regulating the discharge of a pollutant into a water of the state; comply with all terms of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, including the notification requirements in the event a bypass occurs in the future; submit facility or system update plans to DNR for approval by August 1, 2021; begin construction project bidding to implement the approved update by January 2, 2022; begin construction by May 1, 2022; and complete construction by May 31, 2023
10/26/2020
Consent Order - 7125
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
William Kimberley Development Corporation
Saylorville, IA - Polk County

Comply with all conditions of its National Pollution Elimination System Permit, to include the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and requirement to hire qualified personnel to inspect disturbed areas of the construction site; and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
10/20/2020
Consent Order - 7192
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Calderwood Farms, Inc.
Traer, IA - Tama County

Handle, transfer, and land apply manure in a manner that will not result in a manure discharge to a water of the state; develop a Standard Operating Procedure for proper land application of manure and submit to the DNR for approval; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
10/20/2020
Consent Order - 7160
Contact: Kelli Book
GW Development, L.C.
Van Meter, IA - Dallas County

Comply with its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit and pay a $8,000 administrative penalty.
10/20/2020
Consent Order - 7191
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
Arconic Davenport LLC
Davenport, IA - Scott County

Comply with original Section V. ORDER, paragraph 2 by November 1, 2022
10/07/2020
Amendment to Consent Order - 7015
Contact: Carrie Schoenebaum
TCC Materials
Muscatine, IA - Muscatine County

Submit for approval an Operation and Maintenance Plan for all permit-required equipment and control equipment and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.
10/06/2020
Consent Order - 7186
Contact: Anne Preziosi
Budde, Troy
Dubuque, IA - Dubuque County

Rescission of prior order.
10/05/2020
Recission - 6972
Contact: David Scott
Massmann, Kylee and Nick
Paullina, IA - O'Brien County

Operate in compliance with applicable law and obtain a separation distance waiver or in some other way enter into compliance with mandatory separation distances if the facility ever operates at an animal unit capacity over 500 animal units.
09/25/2020
Consent Order - 7098
Contact: Noah Poppelreiter
GLR Real Estate, LLC
Allison, IA - Butler County

Develop and submit to DNR a nutrient management plan (NMP); maintain the NMP and update it as needed; submit to DNR a complete copy of the updated NMP every five years; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.
09/25/2020
Consent Order - 7204
Contact: Kelli Book
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