Neil specializes in disaster management, environmental impact assessment, local and federal environmental program management, and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). He prepares and reviews NEPA documents covering a wide range of sectors and agencies and has nearly 25 years of experience in the field.
Career highlights include delivering over 12,000 environmental reviews in compliance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations at 24 CFR Part 58, representing over $4 billion in grant funds. Neil managed environmental reviews for billions of dollars of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) federal grant and loan funds for energy infrastructure projects nationwide. He also oversaw an efficient and compliant environmental review process for multiple federal and state agencies.
Neil provides environmental and historical preservation support to the Puerto Rico Central Recovery and Reconstruction Office grantee agencies and municipalities receiving Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance grants for recovery from hurricanes Maria and Irma.
In partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Neil oversaw environmental and historic preservation services in support of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, as funded by HUD with Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery resources.
Neil provided NEPA support to the DOE Loan Programs Office and the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Both covered thousands of grants and loan-funded projects nationwide.
Working on a DOE Nevada National Security Site Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Neil prepared a major DOE EIS and supplemental EIS for a rail line to the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada. Neil currently assists the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in preparing environmental reviews for offshore wind development projects.
Neil supports a range of federal agencies, including the Surface Transportation Board, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He also works with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in preparing NEPA documents.
M.S., Integrated Environmental Management, University of Bath
B.S., Human and Physical Geography, University of Reading