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Environmental Administrative Variances

County Council District 1

The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability publishes lists of requests for environmental administrative variances and their status for all County Council Districts. These are the requests for County Council District 1 and are listed below in chronological order.

Anyone interested in submitting written comments may do so by email to deprmvariances@baltimorecountymd.gov or by correspondence to Vincent J. Gardina, Director, Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability, County Office Building, 111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Main Office, Room 319, Towson, Maryland 21204. Please include the EPS Tracking Number in all correspondence.

Requests:

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2023
Project Name: Catonsville Elementary School at Bloomsbury
Project Address or Location: 106 Bloomsbury Avenue
Application Date: July 16, 2015
Decision Date: July 24, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 50,965 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2018
Project Name: BGE Westgate Property
Project Address or Location: Old Frederick Road
Application Date: June 29, 2015
Decision Date: July 24, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 230,118 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2015
Project Name: 1407 Knecht Avenue
Project Address or Location: 1407 Knecht Avenue
Application Date: June 8, 2015
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 553 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2013
Project Name: Wilkens Avenue Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Wilkens Avenue and Walker Avenue
Application Date: June 19, 2015
Decision Date: June 19, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 28,506 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2012
Project Name: Catonsville Water Pumping Station
Project Address or Location: 2000 Block of Powers Lane
Application Date: June 12, 2015
Decision Date: July 7, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to remove two specimen trees in poor condition for the purpose of installing a new public water line and upgrading a water pumping station.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2003
Project Name: Catonsville Elementary School
Project Address or Location: 106 Bloomsbury Avenue, Baltimore, 21228
Application Date: June 12, 2015
Decision Date: June 12, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to base the afforestation requirement on the 7.6-acre limit of disturbance rather than on the entire 11.8-acre site for the purpose of renovating the existing school campus.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1999
Project Name: Kernan Hospital-Hackerman House
Project Address or Location: 2100 Kernan Drive, Baltimore, 21207
Application Date: June 8, 2015
Decision Date: June 11, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to remove one specimen tree that is leaning and endangering a recently built hospital building.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1993
Project Name: Gwynns Falls Basin 20-Inch Relief Sewer
Project Address or Location: Forest Park Avenue Between Sanbourne Road and Cooks Lane
Application Date: March 20, 2015
Decision Date: June 3, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to disturb approximately 20,550 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1989
Project Name: Beltway Business Park Lot 6-A
Project Address or Location: 3500 Washington Boulevard. Lansdowne, 21228
Application Date: May 21, 2015
Decision Date: June 29, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to impact approximately 6,775 square feet of existing Forest Conservation Easement for the purpose of constructing a new secondary access road.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1984
Project Name: BGE Gas Main Upgrade Catonsville Phase 8
Project Address or Location: Old Frederick Road and Winters Lane
Application Date: February 13, 2015
Decision Date: May 18, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to disturb approximately 19,850 square feet of area. The proposed improvements include upgrading the existing low pressure system to high pressure and installing 2-inch and 4-inch plastic gas mains by open trenching. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area..

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1983
Project Name: BGE Gas Main Upgrade Catonsville Phase 7
Project Address or Location: South of Frederick Road and Rolling Road
Application Date: February 2, 2015
Decision Date: May 18, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to disturb approximately 17,110 square feet of area. The proposed improvements include upgrading the existing low pressure system to high pressure and installing 2-inch, 4-inch and 6-inch plastic gas mains by open trenching. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1980
Project Name: Academy Heights SSO Number 99 Relief Sewer
Project Address or Location: Edmondson Avenue
Application Date: March 4, 2015
Decision Date: May 7, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 0 square feet of impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1962
Project Name: Relay Elementary School
Project Address or Location: 5885 Selford Road, Baltimore 21227
Application Date: March 23, 2015
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to remove five specimen trees in order to construct a new elementary school on the same campus as the existing school.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1956
Project Name: Catonsville Pumping Station Supply Main
Project Address or Location: Catonsville Reservoir on Powers Lane
Application Date: January 13, 2015
Decision Date: April 24, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to disturb approximately 81,817 square feet of area. The scope of the disturbance involves the temporary excavation and backfilling to replace a 30-inch water main. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-1955
Project Name: BGE Catonsville Phase 5
Project Address or Location: Bloomsbury Avenue
Application Date: January 21, 2015
Decision Date: March 17, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately zero square feet of impervious area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1942
Project Name: West Low Level Basin 3 Sewer Replacement
Project Address or Location: Malbrook Road at Edmondson Avenue and Westowne Road in Catonsville
Application Date: November 5, 2014
Decision Date: February 24, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to disturb approximately 19,665 square feet of area. The scope of the disturbance is to construct 600 linear feet of 12-inch Relief Sewer and six manholes along Malbrook Road in Catonsville, between intersections with Edmondson Avenue and Westowne Road. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1932
Project Name: Helfrich Property Section Two
Project Address or Location: 7301 Dogwood Road
Application Date: February 9, 2015
Decision Date: March 13, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to remove three specimen trees for the purpose of developing a 62-lot townhouse subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1918
Project Name: Westgate Phase I Gas Main Upgrade
Project Address or Location: Route 40 and Old Frederick Road
Application Date: January 6, 2015
Decision Date: February 4, 2015
Status: Pending (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct a gas main. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1889
Project Name: Westowne Elementary School
Project Address or Location: 401 Harlem Lane, Catonsville
Application Date: October 29, 2014
Decision Date: April 28, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of Baltimore County’s Forest Conservation Law was received to remove seven of 22 specimen trees to replace an elementary school on a 13.4- acre site.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1887
Project Name: Arbutus Estates, Lot 4
Project Address or Location: 2738 Arbutus Avenue
Application Date: September 9, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct approximately 2,547 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1880
Project Name: Southwestern Boulevard 16-inch Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: U.S. Route One, Southwestern Boulevard
Application Date: September 30, 2014
Decision Date: October 9, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 31,145 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1879
Project Name: Eden Terrace
Project Address or Location: Arbutus and Forest Avenues
Application Date: October 6, 2014
Decision Date: December 15, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Law was received to remove seven specimen trees for the development of a 23-lot subdivision on 6.45 acres.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1877
Project Name: Wade Avenue Building Demolition
Project Address or Location: 55 Wade Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: September 30, 2014
Decision Date: November 10, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 109,335 square feet of impervious area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1876
Project Name: Panchigar Property
Project Address or Location: 4369 Hollins Ferry Road
Application Date: September 25, 2014
Decision Date: October 6, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request:The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 8,880 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1874
Project Name: C.T.G. Incorporated
Project Address or Location: 3922 Washington Boulevard
Application Date: September 19, 2014
Decision Date: September 24, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 12,730 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1872
Project Name: TDPH Properties, LLC
Project Address or Location: 2139 Monumental Road, Halethorpe, 21227
Application Date: September 16, 2014
Decision Date: December 19, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Law was received to remove one specimen tree for the development of a commercial building and associated utilities on a 2.9-acre site.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1871
Project Name: TDPH Properties, LLC
Project Address or Location: 2139 Monumental Road, Halethorpe, 21227
Application Date: September 16, 2014
Decision Date: December 19, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was received to impact approximately 11,920 square feet of Forest Buffer for the purpose of developing a commercial building with associated access and storm water management.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1855
Project Name: Morseberger Property
Project Address or Location: Hilton Avenue
Application Date: July 30, 2014
Decision Date: August 15, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code was received to reduce the 35-foot setback from the Forest Buffer Easement for the purpose of constructing 1 of 43 single family dwellings at the above-referenced subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1852
Project Name: Reichlin Property
Project Address or Location: 203 North Beechwood Avenue
Application Date: May 28, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct approximately 10,890 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1852
Project Name: Reichlin Property
Project Address or Location: 203 North Beechwood Avenue
Application Date: May 28, 2014
Decision Date: July 30, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct approximately 10,890 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-14-1838
Project Name: Catonsville Manor Lots 13 to 21
Project Address or Location: Carroll Street, 21207
Application Date: June 24, 2014
Decision Date: October 21, 2014
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Code Forest Buffer Law of the Baltimore County Code was requested to impact approximately 10,240 square feet of forest buffer and reduce the 35-foot setback from that reduced buffer to 25 feet in order to develop nine existing lots as three home sites.

Revised July 31, 2015

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