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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: 01-16-2202
Project Name: 17 Maple Avenue
Project Address or Location: 17 Maple Avenue
Application Date: April 7, 2016
Decision Date: April 15, 2016
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 1,224 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-16-2183
Project Name: Dream House, L.L.C. Property
Project Address or Location: 1 Wayman Street, Catonsville, 21228
Application Date: March 30, 2016
Decision Date: April 12, 2016
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance was requested in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Forest Conservation Law to remove two specimen trees for the purpose of constructing two single family detached dwellings.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-16-2181
Project Name: Redeemed Christian Church of God
Project Address or Location: 1590 Sulphur Spring Road
Application Date: March 28, 2016
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 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Law was received disturb approximately 10,942 square feet of forested area that would otherwise be Forest Buffer Easement to construct a church parking lot and associated storm water management facilities.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-16-2180
Project Name: Redeemed Christian Church of God
Project Address or Location: 1590 Sulphur Spring Road
Application Date: March 28, 2016
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request:The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance was requested in accordance with Section 33-6-116 to remove one specimen tree for the purpose of constructing a church and associated parking and utilities.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-16-2172
Project Name: 109 Oella Avenue
Project Address or Location: 109 Oella Avenue Patapsco Watershed
Application Date: February 25, 2016
Decision Date: March 11, 2016
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 17,000 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: 01-16-2170
Project Name: Saint Charles Villa
Project Address or Location: 603 Maiden Choice Lane
Application Date: March 7, 2016
Decision Date: March 11, 2016
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 7,497 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: 01-16-2160
Project Name: Patapsco Tributary at Catonsville Park Stream
Project Address or Location: Rolling Road and Route 40 West
Application Date: February 17, 2016
Decision Date: March 1, 2016
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 255,558 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: 01-16-2158
Project Name: Westview Park Dead Run Restoration
Project Address or Location: Gilston Park Road, Woodlawn, 21228
Application Date: February 22, 2016
Decision Date: March 2, 2016
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 requested to remove five viable specimen trees in order to restore over 1,800 linear feet of Dead Run.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-16-2157
Project Name: Catonsville Community Park Stream Restoration
Project Address or Location: 501 North Rolling Road, 21228
Application Date: February 18, 2016
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 two specimen trees for the purpose of restoring a degraded stream channel.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-16-2136
Project Name: Patapsco Sewershed Meter Basin Seven Rehabilitation
Project Address or Location: Wilkens Avenue and Baltimore Beltway 695
Application Date: January 7, 2016
Decision Date: January 8, 2016
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 222,707 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: 01-16-2134
Project Name: Arbutus Station
Project Address or Location: 1516 Sulphur Springs Road
Application Date: January 5, 2016
Decision Date: January 12, 2016
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 refrain from groundwater recharge because of unsuitable soil and groundwater conditions.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2105
Project Name: Lansdowne Station Chick-Fil-A Store Number 02436
Project Address or Location: 3599 Washington Boulevard
Application Date: October 30, 2015
Decision Date: November 5, 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 7,115 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: 01-15-2087
Project Name: Patapsco Sewershed Basin 33 Relief Sewer
Project Address or Location: Inwood Road at King William Drive, Catonsville MD 21228
Application Date: October 13, 2015
Decision Date: December 7, 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 two specimen trees for the purpose of rehabilitating an existing sewer system to meet Federal Consent Decree requirements.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2083
Project Name: Hufnagel Property
Project Address or Location: 17 Maple Avenue
Application Date: August 27, 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 900 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2077
Project Name: Patapsco Sewershed Basin 33 Relief Sewer
Project Address or Location: Adjacent to Cedar Branch
Application Date: September 21, 2015
Decision Date: September 30, 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 307,000 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: 01-15-2073
Project Name: BGE East Catonsville Phase One Gas Main Upgrade Project 2425526
Project Address or Location: North of the Intersection at Academy Road and Edmondson Avenue
Application Date: July 28, 2015
Decision Date: September 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 disturb a total of approximately 21,426 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: 01-15-2068
Project Name: BGE West Catonsville Phase One Gas Main Upgrade 2437129
Project Address or Location: Intersection of Old Frederick Road and Edmondson Avenue
Application Date: July 1, 2015
Decision Date: September 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 disturb approximately 15,550 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: 01-15-2055
Project Name: Relay Elementary School
Project Address or Location: 5885 Selford Road 21227
Application Date: September 3, 2015
Decision Date: September 10, 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 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was received to allow impacts to the Forest Buffer in order to construct a new elementary school on the same campus as the existing school.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2053
Project Name: Patapsco Glen
Project Address or Location: 7726 Johnnycake Road
Application Date: August 20, 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 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to remove six specimen trees in order to construct a 368-lot townhouse development on a 58.6 acre site.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2052
Project Name: Patapsco Glen
Project Address or Location: 7726 Johnnycake Road
Application Date: August 20, 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 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was requested to continue to impact approximately 5530 square feet of mostly unforested Forest Buffer Easement in order to construct a 368-lot townhouse development on a 58.6 acre site.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-15-2034
Project Name: West Low Level Sewer
Project Address or Location: Edmondson Avenue
Application Date: August 4, 2015
Decision Date: August 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 32,640 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: 01-15-2028
Project Name: Catonsville Rails to Trails
Project Address or Location: Between Asylum Lane and Wade Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: July 28, 2015
Decision Date: October 5, 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 25,300 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: 01-15-2023
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: November 5, 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 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: September 10, 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 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: 01-14-1852
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.

 

Revised April 29, 2016        

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