Belmond business fined for lack of permit

BELMOND, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has ordered a Belmond business to pay a $1,450 fine for failing to obtain storm water permit coverage for his business.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/16iDad4) that the fine was recently levied against Kevin Smith, doing business as Smith Auto Salvage.

The DNR says it discovered Smith’s lack of the permit while conducting a site visit in December 2011. The DNR says it then explained the process for obtaining the permit.

The DNR says despite follow-up letters and an order for Smith to obtain the permit by Jan. 1, Smith did not obtain the permit until March 1.

In addition to the fine, Smith must prepare and implement a pollution prevention plan for disposal of waste fluids, batteries and other waste.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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