BELMOND, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has ordered a Belmond business to pay a $1,450 fine for failing to obtain a storm water permit.
The fine was recently levied against Kevin Smith, doing business as Smith Auto Salvage.
The department said it discovered Smith's lack of permit during a site visit in December 2011. It said that despite letters and an order to obtain the permit by Jan. 1, Smith did not comply 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.