Industry Updates – (Did you Know Facts)

NYSDEC issued guidance related to ‘Essential’ Site Investigation and Remediation

On April 2, 2020, NYSDEC issued guidance related to ‘Essential’ Site Investigation and Remediation projects and response actions. DEC considers the following activities to be essential:

• Remedial construction activities,

Each year, hundreds of fuel oil spills from home heating oil tanks occur……

Did you know that more than two million homes in New York are heated by fuel oil? Each year, hundreds of fuel oil spills from home heating oil tanks occur.

Are Your Hazardous Materials Survey Documents in Compliance with the Latest Regulations?

NYS Department of Health Laboratory analysis methods for the identification of asbestos in ceiling tiles, vermiculite, spray on fireproofing, surfacing materials and other materials containing vermiculite have had a significant change from 2011-2016. 

Mold Remediation

As of January 1, 2016, Mold Remediation requires an assessment by a NYS-licensed Mold Assessor who will develop a work plan to guide the remediation contractor.

Ambient Has a Special Focus in Commercial and Industrial Facilities

Ambient has a special focus in commercial and industrial facilities and has provided environmental services and solutions to many of the region’s most complex and high profile demolition and renovation projects.

When to Test for Lead Paint?

If you reside in a home  built before 1978 (the year lead paint was banned for residential use)
If you are buying, selling, or renting a condominium, co-op or home built before 1978
Before beginning any renovation or demolition on a building built before 1978
Before disturbing a painted surface
If you are pregnant or have children under six years old.

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. 

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,

Petroleum Bulk Storage Tank Registration

Did you know that, in New York State, all facilities that store more than a total of 1,100 gallons of petroleum in aboveground and underground storage tanks must register those tanks? 

Part Per Billion

Did you know that many cleanup objectives for soil and water are measured in parts per billion (ppb) or, in some cased, parts per trillion (ppt)?  For example, the New York State Groundwater Standard for benzene is 1 ppb.