AG Kaul Announces $86,000 Agreement with Jon-De Capital, Inc. for Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
October 1, 2021
MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul today announced an agreement with Jon-De Capital, Inc. (Jon-De Capital) requiring it to pay $86,000 to resolve violations of Wisconsin’s wastewater laws at its concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Baldwin, Wisconsin. The agreement was approved by the St. Croix County Circuit Court.
“CAFOs face significant fines when they fail to stop our water from being contaminated by manure,” said Attorney General Kaul. “Thank you to those at DNR and DOJ who are helping to protect clean water by enforcing our wastewater laws.”
After the May 2020 discharge, Jon-De Capital agreed to construct a new barn to prevent similar discharges in the future, and the DNR included that requirement in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit reissued to the CAFO in 2021.
The agreement requires Jon-De Capital to pay $86,000 in forfeitures, surcharges, court costs, and attorney fees.
Because this compromise was reached prior to the commencement of a civil action, requirements of 2017 Wisconsin Act 369 do not apply.
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