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DNR enforcement actions, published 12/22/2022

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. Find the entire, original orders on DNR’s website 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.

Dubuque County
Knuth Farms
Pay a $3,000 administrative penalty.

Administrative Orders

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

Black Hawk County
Michael Arends
Cease all illegal solid waste disposal and illegal open burning; properly dispose or recycle all solid waste on site and submit receipts; and pay a $10,000 administrative penalty.