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DNR enforcement actions

DES MOINES -- 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 Older actions can be found at

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 Van Essen Farms Operate in compliance with laws governing animal feeding operations and water quality,  implement a plan of action to prevent all unpermitted discharges from the feedlot in the future and pay a $1,500 administrative penalty.