Hazardous Materials

Section 3750 of the Ohio Revised Code details the responsibilities for counties related to hazardous materials. In Hamilton County, hazardous material planning is overseen by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). This group oversees the duties outlined in Title III (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act) of the Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act (SARA) (United States Public Law 99-499) and Chapter 3750 of the Ohio Revised Code and as appointed by the State of Ohio.

The powers and duties outlined in the law require Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to perform the following:

· Develop a comprehensive emergency response plan for the county;

· Distribute the emergency plan and make it publicly available;

· Receive and process requests for chemical inventory and emergency response information from the public;

· Notify the public of committee activities and public meetings to discuss the emergency plan;

· Handle and respond to public comments on the emergency plan.

Required Spill Reporting

To report a hazardous materials spill in Hamilton County:

  • Call Hamilton County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency: 513-263-8013
  • Call the Ohio EPA: 1-800-282-9378
  • Call the fire department in the jurisdiction where the spill is located

Freedom of Information Act

To make a public information request please contact us via email at Doug.Witsken@hamilton-co.org or via U.S. Mail at:

Hamilton County Local Emergency Planning Committee

Attn: SARA Request

2000 Radcliff Drive

Cincinnati, Ohio 45204