DNR Enforcement Actions

DNR enforcement actions

DES MOINES IA (12/28/2017) – 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/InsideDNR/AboutDNR/EnforcementActions.aspx.

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

Poweshiek County
Jim Knoblauch
Comply with all laws and rules regarding air quality and solid waste on properties owned or operated by Mr. Knoblauch and pay $10,000 penalty.

(12/21/2017)

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.

Sioux County
Hull Cooperative Association
Cease unlawful discharges to waters of the state, provide proper training to employees, pay penalty of $4,000 and fish restitution and investigative costs of $2,324.

Story County
Lincolnway Energy, LLC
Comply with Miscellaneous Organic National Emissions Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (MON NESHAP) and pay $10,000 penalty.

Administrative Orders

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

Cedar County
JMD Oil, Inc
Comply with public water supply permit, immediately provide public notice for all past violations and pay $10,000 penalty.

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

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