DNR enforcement actions

DES MOINES IA (4/12/2018) – 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.

Butler County
David and Donald Albrecht
Develop and implement plan of action to ensure no future manure discharges occur at facility and pay $4,000 penalty for past discharge.

Linn County
City of Cedar Rapids
Develop standard operating procedure to prevent treated water discharges during construction activities, pay $2,000 penalty and $20,805 in fish restitution and investigative costs for past discharge. In lieu of payment of the $2,000 penalty to DNR, payment is to be made to Linn County Conservation Board for use as a Supplemental Environmental Project.

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.

Dubuque County

James and Joseph Schieltz

Cease operations of open feedlot, remove all manure from the feedlot, pay fish restitution and investigative costs of $2,047 and an administrative penalty of $2,000

Administrative Orders

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

Sioux County

Todd Van Middendorp

Comply with manure application and manure management plan requirements and pay $5,000 penalty

Johnson County

Global Masters Investment LLC, dba Johnson’s Dry Cleaners

Comply with air quality requirements for dry cleaners and pay $10,000 penalty

MEDIA CONTACT: Ed Tormey, DNR, at 515-725-8373 or Ed.Tormey@dnr.iowa.gov.

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