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.

 Our Business

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 issues new Solid Waste Regulations

As 2017 came to an end, NYSDEC finally issued the long-anticipated revised Part 360 Series of Solid Waste Management Facility Regulations.  This was the first major revision of New York’s solid waste regulations in nearly 25 years.  The new regulations became effective on November 4, 2017 and include compliance deadlines as early as spring 2018.  Numerous changes are contained in the revised regulations; here are a few highlights:

Requires facilities that receive, process and sort mixed Construction & Demolition (C&D) debris to operate in an enclosed building to minimize effects on the surrounding community, and expands tracking requirements for C&D debris; Limits registration duration and some case-specific Beneficial Use Determinations (“BUD”) to five years; Increases regulations that apply to mulch production and storage; Strengthens current prohibitions on the disposal of flowback water and production brine wastes from oil and gas production drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing

One notable change is a new section regulating the management of historical landfills which requires the owner or operator to notify NYSDEC of any intent to disturb such disposal area,