Aaron M. Keel, AICP, Principal of EnviroProjects, is an Environmental Planner/Scientist offering over 25 years of professional experience providing technical expertise in a diverse array of planning, ecological study, and regulatory permitting and environmental compliance issues for private development and public infrastructure projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Mr. Keel is an expert in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance and Section 404 lean Water Act implementation; State and Federal Department of Transportation regulatory implementation; Alternative Site Analysis; Feasibility Studies and Impact Assessment. He has supported legal defense testimony in Federal Section 404 Clean Water Act wetlands enforcement actions. He provides wetland delineation, Maryland Forest Conservation plans and forest stand studies, State/Federal Environmental wetland and stream permitting and mitigation services. Mr. Keel has managed projects involving Phase I ESAs and contamination remediation, and archeology and historic structures compliance under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
As a former State of Maryland Permitting Project Manager for the Department of the Environment and the Department of Natural Resources, Mr. Keel has an insider’s familiarity with the state and federal permitting and regulatory process. His familiarity with State and Federal regulations and permit decision-makers in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia enable him to smoothly and efficiently navigate the permit approval process.
Masters, Environmental Planning & Geography, Towson University, 1999
Certificate in Environmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Randolph-Macon College, 1987
American Institute of Certified Planners, AICP, 016289, 1999
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Certified Wetland Delineator: WDCP94MD0310108B, 1994
OSHA, Hazardous Materials Site Supervisor/Worker Certifications
Atlantic & Gulf Coast Regional Supplement, Wetland Delineation, Society of Wetland Scientists.
Piedmont and Eastern Mountains, Regional Supplement, Wetland Delineation
Indirect and Cumulative Effects (ICE) Analysis; 1.5-days; by Maryland SHA
NEPA: Project Development and Transportation Decisionmaking; 2-days; by FHWA & Md SHA.
Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in the Regulatory Environment;2-days; DelDOT.
Managing the Environmental Process; NEPA & Transit; 3-days; by MTA.
NEPA for Managers; 8-hours; by National Association of Environmental Professionals.
Section 4(f) in Transportation; 6-hours on regulation and application; by Maryland SHA.
Wetland Mitigation Design & Assessment; 2-days.
Forest Conservation, Qualified Professional Training, Carroll College.
Growing Cooler: The link between land use and transportation planning, 2008 MD/DE American Planning Association Regional Conference,
Assessing Transit Safety & Security in the NEPA Context, 2007 American Planning Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Patapsco Heritage Greenway, 2013, Urban Land Institute, Technical Assistance Panel Chairman. Patapsco River Valley Maryland Heritage Area Certification, Baltimore, MD
If you have any questions for Aaron or would like to request our service for your next project, please contact or call us directly at 410.599.5335.