DNR Enforcement actions

DES MOINES IA (7/30/2020) – 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.

Lyon County

Gaylon Rozeboom

Implement a plan of action to prevent unpermitted discharges from the feedlot and in the future comply with the laws and rules governing animal feeding operations and water quality; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

Story County

Doc Stop, Inc.

Respond to future UST compliance inspection deficiencies within 60 days or as otherwise agreed to; submit to DNR the emergency response/spill instruction guidance for facility operators; ensure at least one certified operator will be on-site whenever the store is operating; and pay a $3,500 administrative penalty.

Wapello County

Johnny Mac Kempf

Cease all illegal solid waste disposal activity and all illegal opening burning; remove all remaining solid waste on-site and properly dispose of it, providing DNR with proof of such disposal; and pay stipulated penalties for noncompliance with said terms.

Administrative Orders

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

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DES MOINES IA (7/22/2020) — 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.

For copies of the orders below, contact Kelli Book at Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov Older actions can be found 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.

Jackson County
Roger Kilburg
Operate all animal feeding operation structures in conformance with applicable law; plant and maintain trees and shrubs as required by the facility’s permit; and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Kossuth County
Eric and Dana Arndorfer
Comply with animal feeding operation laws and pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.

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

Woodbury County
Steven & Jane Hemmingstad
Remove identified earthfill and properly dispose out of the floodplain; submit a certificate of completion to the DNR by a license engineer or surveyor; obtain and comply with a Woodbury County Floodplain Development Permit prior to working in the regulated floodplain; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty. DNR enforcement actions

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DES MOINES IA (7/16/2020) — 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.

For copies of the orders below, contact Kelli Book at Kelli.Book@dnr.iowa.gov. Older actions can be found 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.

Crawford County
Schweinestall, LLC and Brandon Wigg
Pay a $1,000 administrative penalty.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tamara McIntosh, DNR, at 515-725-8242 or Tamara.Mcintosh@dnr.iowa.gov.

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