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Environmental Administrative Variances

County Council District 4

The  Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS) publishes lists of requests for environmental administrative variances and their status for all County Council Districts. These are the requests for County Council District 4 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: 04-15-2006
Project Name: Hernwood Landfill Salt Barn
Project Address or Location: 10900 Furman Lane
Application Date: June 11, 2015
Decision Date: June 29, 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 32,234 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: 04-15-1987
Project Name: Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore Inc. - Safety Berm
Project Address or Location: 11518 Marriotsville Road
Application Date: May 13, 2015
Decision Date: May 28, 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 31,500 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: 04-15-1968
Project Name: BGE Stocksdale Ford Crossing
Project Address or Location: Northwest corner of Oheb Shalom Cemetery
Application Date: November 24, 2014
Decision Date: April 14, 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 16,477 square feet of area. The scope of the disturbance is to stabilize an existing BGE access driveway stream crossing located within a BGE transmission line right of way. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-15-1961
Project Name: Ripple Road Relief Sewer
Project Address or Location: Ripple Road
Application Date: March 16, 2015
Decision Date: April 1, 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 74,923 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: 04-14-1948
Project Name: BGE Granite Pipeline Pasture Section
Project Address or Location: Intersection of Dogwood Road and Wrights Mill Road
Application Date: November 3, 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 disturb approximately 464,231 square feet of area. The scope of the disturbance involves the temporary excavation and backfilling to install approximately 2,220 linear feet of a 26-inch diameter steel gas pipeline within BGE’s existing Overhead Transmission Corridor in Baltimore County. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-14-1908
Project Name: Holiday Inn Express at Riparius Center
Project Address or Location: 11509 Red Run Boulevard, Riparius Center, 21117
Application Date: December 5, 2014
Decision Date: December 17, 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 Forest Buffer Code was received to encroach up to eight feet into an existing Forest Buffer Easement for the purpose of constructing a retaining wall to  support the previously approved development.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-14-1907
Project Name: Holiday Inn Express at Riparius Center
Project Address or Location: 11509 Red Run Boulevard, Riparius Center, 21117
Application Date:  December 12, 2014
Decision Date: December 18, 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 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to remove two specimen trees for the purpose of constructing a retaining wall to support the previously approved development.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-14-1899
Project Name: Gwynns Falls Sewershed Structural Sewer Repair
Project Address or Location: Gwynns Falls in Districts Two and Four
Application Date: November 20, 2014
Decision Date: December 5, 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 72,600 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: 04-14-1896
Project Name: BGE Granite Gas Line Replacement
Project Address or Location: 9008 Dogwood Rd 21244
Application Date: October 17, 2014
Decision Date: January 5, 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 Law Code was received to remove two specimen trees and impact approximately 0.3 acres of existing Forest Conservation Easement for the purpose of replacing a failing gas pipeline adjacent to the existing pipeline.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-14-1891
Project Name: France Property
Project Address or Location: 1916 to 1920 Oak Drive
Application Date: October 17, 2014
Decision Date: November 12, 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 2,220 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-14-1861
Project Name: West Gate
Project Address or Location: 3621 Burmont Avenue, 21133
Application Date: August 18, 2014
Decision Date: September 25, 2014
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 remove four specimen trees for the purpose of developing a 9-lot townhouse subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-14-1856
Project Name: Royal Farms Store #180
Project Address or Location: 11510 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, 21117
Application Date: August 6, 2014
Decision Date: August 18, 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 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to allow the removal of one specimen tree for the purpose of redeveloping a commercial lot as a convenience store and associated parking lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-14-1849
Project Name: Jesus House Expansion at Sandoval Property
Project Address or Location: 7710 Windsor Mill Road, 21244
Application Date: July 21, 2014
Decision Date: September 9, 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 33-6-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to remove eleven specimen trees from the site for the purpose of constructing a new congregation building and associated parking lot.

Revised August 4, 2015

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