Who is David Keys, CEP
David Keys, MA, CEP, owns and operates Enviro-Limit, a NEPA consulting company. He is a long-time practitioner, teacher, and student of the U.S. National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 with over 30 years’ experience implementing NEPA.
David was the first Regional NEPA Coordinator for the Southeast Region, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service in St. Petersburg, Florida where he was on the front lines of NEPA implementation for twelve years.
While there, he reviewed, edited, helped write and improve hundreds of NEPA documents including EISs, EAs, RODs, FONSIs, and CEs in the areas of marine fisheries management and conservation planning, marine threatened and endangered species protection, marine habitat conservation, and offshore energy siting.
He wrote and implemented a robust NEPA quality assurance plan that included comprehensive NEPA implementation training as well as sophisticated climate change, cumulative impacts, and environmental justice analyses.
Board Certified Environmental Professional
David is a Board Certified Environmental Professional and a Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor.
He received his Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Sangamon State University and his Bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from Southern Illinois University. He also earned the NEPA Certificate from the Duke Environmental Leadership Program where he was also a frequent lecturer.
At the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, he taught NEPA Implementation and Environmental Policy and Law, as an Adjunct Instructor.
After retiring from the U.S. Army, he was a senior environmental program manager with Jones Technologies, Inc. where he was responsible for managing the installation restoration program and natural resource management planning at the U.S. Army, Military District of Washington (MDW), Fort McNair, D.C.
After that, he was the environmental chief at MDW where he was responsible for all facets of the command’s environmental program, including an ISO 14001/Environmental Management System.
He is a professional member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Association of Environmental Professionals, the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals, and the Association of the United States Army.