DNR enforcement actions

DES MOINES IA (10/8/2020) – 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.

Dubuque County
Troy M. Budde
Rescission of prior order.

O’Brien County
Nick and Kylee Massmann
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.

Worth County
TCC Materials
Submit for approval an Operation and Maintenance Plan for all permit-required equipment and control equipment and pay a $7,000 administrative penalty.

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