DNR enforcement actions


DES MOINES IA (4/7/2022) – 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.

Howard County
NLC Energy – Riceville, LLC
Cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; submit a written plan to properly dispose of the material in the filter bags; assess and remediate soil or groundwater contamination caused by the leaking containment area; timely report all discharges to waters of the state; pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

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