Ambient Environmental, Inc. (Ambient) was founded in 2006 on the premise that technical expertise is the cornerstone of our environmental, health and safety consulting firm, but responsiveness and outstanding client service is the differentiator that will help us succeed by providing the most value to each assignment. We are proud of our status as a NYS Certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise and our ability to provide efficient, effective and professional EHS services throughout the Northeast.
Ambient’s diverse and long-standing client base consists of manufacturers, industrial and commercial property developers and owners, banks and financial institutions, investors, not-for-profit agencies, colleges and universities, professional firms such as architects and engineers, municipalities, and regulated government entities on the federal, state, regional and local level. Ambient contributes to each client’s success by understanding and supporting the role of EHS risk management as it relates to the overall aspirations of their organization.
Who We Are
Ambient was founded in 2006 by Joella Viscusi, a well-respected and experienced EHS professional with a vision to create and grow a company based on service, technical expertise and respect. Joella is the President and Owner of Ambient and, as such, the company maintains its status as a NYS Certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise. We are committed, passionate and attentive professionals that use technical expertise, business savvy and creativity to bring sustainable, cost-effective solutions to the challenges faced by our diverse client base.
Ambient provides reliable, sustainable, cost-effective solutions to address a wide spectrum of Environmental, Health and Safety issues. From Hazardous Building Materials Management to EHS Risk Management and Program Development, our personal commitment to your business solution is our main priority. Ambient headquarters are in Albany, New York and we provide services throughout the Northeast United States.
The Ambient Team
Ambient professionals have the experience, knowledge and certifications to address the complex EHS challenges that are part of our client’s daily operations. The knowledge and experience of Ambient management and staff provide the foundation for our growth and reputation within the environmental, health and safety community. We all possess a strong commitment to excellence, timeliness, responsiveness, and customer care in addition to being very experienced and qualified. We are passionate about what we do and strive to do our best on every project, every day.
NYSDEC Considering Significant Changes to Part 375 Regulations Which Could Affect Brownfields
New York’s Part 375 regulations apply to Environmental Remediation Programs, including the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) which is intended to provide incentives for remediation and reuse of environmentally-distressed properties. Unfortunately, the proposed changes will further complicate the BCP and could be a disincentive to potential participants. Some interesting proposed changes are as follows:Increased documentation requirements to obtain a Certificate of Completion (CoC); Limits the definition of cover systems which could result in a decrease in realized tax credits; Adds additional requirements for receipt of Tangible Property Tax Credits including a provision for demonstration of “economic hardship” in some markets; Shifts the burden of a Potential Responsible Party (PRP) search to the Volunteer.
Changes to the Environmental Restoration Program, which is designed to help municipalities address brownfield sites, are also being contemplated. Stay tuned!