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Environmental Administrative Variances

County Council District 4

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 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: 04-14-1758
Project Name: Thompson Merritt Property
Project Address or Location: 517 Pleasant Hill Road, 21117
Application Date: January 24, 2014
Decision Date: February 20, 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 (Forest Conservation) of the Baltimore County Code was received to remove five specimen trees for the purpose of constructing a commercial development on a 13.2 acre site.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-14-1751
Project Name: Beth Tfiloh Day Camp
Project Address or Location: 400 Delight Meadows Road, Owings Mills
Application Date: January 14, 2014
Decision Date: February 6, 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 (Forest Buffer) of the Baltimore County Code was received to allow replacement of a camp building in an existing Forest Buffer Easement with a 1,120-square foot building.  The new building would have less impact to the buffer than the existing, and would impact approximately 65 square feet of open buffer.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1747
Project Name: Villages at Woodholme Condominiums
Project Address or Location: 8312-8320 Meadowsweet Road
Application Date: December 20, 2013
Decision Date: January 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 13,477 square feet. Although the disturbed area is greater than 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1742
Project Name: Beth Tfiloh Camp Lake Dredging
Project Address or Location: 400 Delight Meadows Road
Application Date: December 13, 2013
Decision Date: January 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 55,000 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is greater than 5,000 square feet, there will be no increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1729
Project Name: Windsor Woods
Project Address or Location:  6819 Windsor Mill Road, Woodlawn
Application Date: December 6, 2013
Decision Date: December 31, 2013
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 (Forest Conservation) of the Baltimore County Code was received to remove five specimen trees for the purpose of developing a 16 lot residential subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1715
Project Name: BP Store
Project Address or Location:  8207 Liberty Road
Application Date: November 15, 2013
Decision Date: December 2, 2013
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/disturb approximately 2,300 square feet of new impervious area and to address the redevelopment requirement of 4,560 square feet with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1698
Project Name: BGE Arbutus Phase Two      
Project Address or Location:  Elm Road
Application Date: October 16, 2013
Decision Date: N/A
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 19,875 square feet of area to renew existing cast iron gas mains with plastic 1-1/4"-6" mains per plans. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1703
Project Name: Hackerman Patz House at Kernan Hospital
Project Address or Location:  2200 Kernan Drive, Woodlawn
Application Date: October 9, 2013
Decision Date: October 17, 2013
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 to allow the removal of one specimen tree to construct a family lodging center.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1689
Project Name: Dolfield Townhouses
Project Address or Location: 9014-9018 Dolfield Road, 21117
Application Date: September 4, 2013
Decision Date: September 20, 2013
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 (Forest Conservation) to remove 11 specimen trees to develop an apartment building and 20 townhouses.   

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1696
Project Name: Hernwood Landfill Gas Mitigation
Project Address or Location: Hernwood Sanitary Landfill
Application Date: August 29, 2013
Decision Date: September 30, 2013
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 5,200 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Storm Water Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1673
Project Name: Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Repair
Project Address or Location:  700 feet Northeasterly of the intersection of Painters Mill Road and Red Run Boulevard
Application Date: July 30, 2013
Decision Date: August 19, 2013
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 93,197 square feet of 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: 04-13-1683
Project Name: BGE Deer Park
Project Address or Location:  BGE Deer Park Transmission Line
Application Date: July 12, 2013
Decision Date: August 29, 2013
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 combined 14,098 square feet in different locations within the site. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1631
Project Name: Owings Mills Boulevard Phase II
Project Address or Location: From Liberty Road to Winands Road 
Application Date: May 10, 2013
Decision Date: N/A
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: 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 allow the subject project to continue to final project approval after May 4, 2013.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1645
Project Name: Croydon Road SSO Number 106 Relief Sewer
Project Address or Location: Yataruba Drive from Croydon to Brompton Roads 
Application Date: April 25, 2013
Decision Date: June 3, 2013
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 19,971 square feet of 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: 04-13-1618
Project Name: WBAL FEMA Tower
Project Address or Location: 8629 Winands Road, Woodlawn
Application Date: April 12, 2013
Decision Date: April 17, 2013
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 (Forest Conservation) to allow the afforestation requirement to be based on the 0.2-acre limit of disturbance for the installation of emergency transmission equipment rather than the entire 48.5-acre site. No forest clearing is proposed.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1417
Project Name: WBAL FEMA Tower
Project Address or Location: 8629 Winands Road, Woodlawn
Application Date: April 12, 2013
Decision Date: April 17, 2013
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 (Forest Buffer) of the Baltimore County Code was requested to forego recordation of Forest Buffer Easement to expedite installation of emergency transmission equipment. No impacts to buffers or their resources is proposed.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1614
Project Name: Public Storage
Project Address or Location: 10328 South Dolfield Road, 21117
Application Date: April 5, 2013
Decision Date: May 3, 2013
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 (Forest Buffer) of the Baltimore County Code was received to allow 1,255 square feet of manmade, emergent wetland to be filled to construct a storage unit complex.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-13-1612
Project Name: Morning Star Baptist Church
Project Address or Location: 1600 Whitehead Court, 21207
Application Date: April 2, 2013
Decision Date: April 10, 2013
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 (Forest Buffer) of the Baltimore County Code was received to redevelop approximately 3.8 acres of predominantly impervious area that would be forest buffer to Dead Run including an unidentified quantity of fill within a paved portion of 100-year floodplain.  25,983 square feet of existing impervious surface would be replaced with pervious landscaping and extraordinary water quality management is proposed.

Revised March 26, 2014

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