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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: 04-16-2232
Project Name: Beth Tfiloh Basketball Court
Project Address or Location: 400 Delight Meadows Road, Reisterstown
Application Date: May 5, 2016
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 22,788 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no significant increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-16-2225
Project Name: Bright Meadows Apartments
Project Address or Location: 91 Lowergate Court, Owings Mills
Application Date: April 26, 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 requested to base forest conservation requirements on the proposed 0.1-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 7.7-acre property and to remove one specimen silver maple for the purpose of constructing a 2,081 square foot clubhouse for an existing apartment complex. No forest would be disturbed by the construction.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-16-2224
Project Name: Bright Meadows Apartments
Project Address or Location: 91 Lowergate Court, Owings Mills
Application Date: April 26, 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 Code was requested to impact 5,750 square feet of lawn area that would be Forest Buffer Easement to maintain existing use of that area as recreational and open space for the apartment residents and to construct a clubhouse which is 2,081 square feet and within the 25-foot setback to the Forest Buffer Easement.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-16-2221
Project Name: Eckhardt Gershengorn Property, Lot Number 1
Project Address or Location: 640 Cockeys Mill Road, Reisterstown
Application Date: May 2, 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 impact approximately 7,110 square feet of an existing Forest Conservation Easement to construct an indoor pool and allow continued use of a driveway and parking pad.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-16-2203
Project Name: Lower Powder Mill Sewer Rehabilitation
Project Address or Location: Gwynn Oak Avenue
Application Date: April 12, 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 312,829 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: 04-16-2187
Project Name: 30 New Plant Court Parking Lot Expansion
Project Address or Location: 30 New Plant Court Parking Lot, Owings Mills
Application Date: April 1, 2016
Decision Date: April 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 construct or disturb approximately 5,620 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-16-2178
Project Name: Columbia Gas Granite Station
Project Address or Location: 9207 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill
Application Date: March 16, 2016
Decision Date: March 28, 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 received to base forest conservation requirements on the proposed half-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 8.4-acre property for the purpose of construction.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-16-2175
Project Name: Columbia Pipeline Group Granite M&R Station
Project Address or Location: 9207 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill
Application Date: March 16, 2016
Decision Date: March 18, 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 19,700 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: 04-16- 2162
Project Name: Milford Mill Academy Turf Field
Project Address or Location: 3800 Washington Avenue, Windsor Mill
Application Date: February 18, 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 94,809 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no significant net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-16- 2154
Project Name: Owings Mills Metro Station Lot Two
Project Address or Location: Painters Mill Road, Owings Mills, 21117
Application Date: February 16, 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 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was requested to impact approximately 3,120 square feet of existing Forest Buffer Easement to construct a hotel on a recorded commercial lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-15-2131
Project Name: Transcontinental Gas Pipeline 2016 DOT Replacement
Project Address or Location: Painters Mill Road
Application Date: December 24, 2015
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 construct or disturb approximately 127,630 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: 04-15-2102
Project Name: USS Site Owned by Leyden Evergreen, LLC
Project Address or Location: 10331 South Dolfield Road, Owings Mills 21117
Application Date: November 2, 2015
Decision Date: November 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 33-3-106 of the Baltimore County Forest Buffer Code was requested to eliminate 18,690 square feet of Forest Buffer Easement to expand an existing commercial operation. The area that would have been buffer has been historically covered by impervious surfaces for commercial and industrial use.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-15-2097
Project Name: Johnnycake Pumping Station
Project Address or Location: Johnnycake Road
Application Date: October 14, 2015
Decision Date: December 23, 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 117,612 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: 04-15-2096
Project Name: Vaughn Green Funeral Home
Project Address or Location: 8728 Liberty Road, Randallstown 21133
Application Date: October 8, 2015
Decision Date: October 23, 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 four specimen trees to construct a commercial building that is part of an existing funeral home operation.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-15-2091
Project Name: Featherbed Noise Barrier
Project Address or Location: 695 Dogwood Road to South of Windsor Mill Road
Application Date: October 14, 2015
Decision Date: October 27, 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 82,330 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be a minor increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-15-2076
Project Name: Hernwood Landfill Salt Barn
Project Address or Location: 10900 Furman Lane Woodstock
Application Date: September 3, 2015
Decision Date:
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 base forest conservation requirements on the proposed 1.5-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 89-acre landfill for the purpose of constructing a salt barn and associated access.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-15-2047
Project Name: Sudbrook Park Area 8 Inch And 12 Inch Water Mains
Project Address or Location: Sudbrook Road
Application Date: August 20, 2015
Decision Date: September 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 66,810 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: 04-15-2039
Project Name: Mount Paran Presbyterian Church
Project Address or Location: 10308 Liberty Road, Randallstown 21133
Application Date: August 14, 2015
Decision Date: August 19, 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 Conservation Law was received to base the afforestation requirement on the approximately 2200-square foot limit of disturbance for constructing an addition to the church’s activities building rather than the entire 8.1-acre lot.

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.

 

Revised May 23, 2016        

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