DNR enforcement actions


June 30th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued a report on recent consent orders the department has voluntarily entered into with other parties, with regard to environmental violations. The consent order is legally enforceable.

The DNR says Titan Machinery, Incorporated, in Shelby County, has agreed to pay a $3,500 penalty for illegal disposal, including the illegal open burning of solid waste from the company’s Avoca dealership.

And, the DNR says a consent amendment has been issued with regard to a Council Bluffs church for water supply violations. The amendment to a 2010 Administrative Order resolves an earlier appeal of the order. Officials say the Eastern Hills Baptist Church is required to pay a $1,250 penalty and $125 in fees.

A consent amendment is issued in settlement of a previous administrative order, to amend a pre-existing consent order. A consent amendment indicates that the DNR has voluntarily entered into a legally enforceable agreement with the other party.