Department Info & Links


Ronald L. Novak, Director –
Debra Malone, Chief Engineer –


Engineers write permits, perform inspections, enforce regulations, and take complaints pertaining to major industrial air pollution sources.
Thomas Nyhan, Engineer –
Kris Massey, Engineer –


Inspectors take complaints, perform inspections, and enforce regulations pertaining to solid waste, water, noise and minor air pollution sources.
Pat Gonsiorowski, Senior Inspector –
Kathi Lewandowski, Inspector –
Michel Zabrecky, Inspector –

(Note: The entire HDEM staff utilizes the same phone number, fax number, and mailing address. This information is available on the department’s main page.)


Lake County achieves attainment with EPA’s standard for sulfur dioxide. For further information, go to the following link: Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Special Programs

There are no special programs at this time.