DNR enforcement actions

DES MOINES IA (4/28/2022) – 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.

Crawford County
Jason Wiebers
Obtain certifications prior to handling, transporting, or applying manure and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Jefferson County
S.E. Iowa Metals Recycling, Inc. and Phil Feinberg
Remove and properly dispose of waste tires; cease improper handling and storage of appliances and cathode ray tubes; cease and prevent the illegal open burning of combustible material; comply with all requirements of the facility’s National Pollutant Disposal Elimination System permit and stormwater pollution prevention plan; remove and properly dispose of all vehicle fluids prior to storing for scrap; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

Mahaska County
Van Waardhuizen, Inc.
Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.

Muscatine County
Pork 360 East, Inc.
Ensure that all employees are properly certified before handling, transporting, or applying manure and pay a $3,000 administrative penalty).

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DES MOINES IA (4/21/2022) – 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.

Bremer County
Sitruc Pork, L.C.
Pay a $2,000 administrative penalty.

Cerro Gordo County
Brookstone Specialty Services, Inc.
Properly dispose of all wastewater and cease all illegal discharges to waters of the state; maintain a wash log; train employees regarding the proper disposal of wastewater and submit proof of training to the DNR; remove all bedding material from Chelsea Creek within 30 days; televise the storm sewer line between Chelsea Creek outfall and the manhole east of the facility within 30 days and submit a recording of the televising to the DNR; remove any residual bedding material observed in the sewer line during the televising; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.

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