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Environmental Administrative Variances

County Council District 7

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 7 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: 07-16-2240
Project Name: Automotive and Roll On Roll Off Distribution Center
Project Address or Location: Sparrows Point
Application Date: May 26, 2016
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to defer Forest Conservation requirements until a later phase of the project.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2213
Project Name: 217 North Point Boulevard
Project Address or Location: 217 North Point Boulevard
Application Date: April 15, 2016
Decision Date:
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 construct approximately 7,767 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2207
Project Name: Patten Property
Project Address or Location: 312 Liberty Road, Essex, 21221
Application Date: April 15, 2016
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-2-205 of the Baltimore County Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Code was requested to impact 250 square feet of 100-foot Critical Area buffer for construction of an attached covered deck.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2193
Project Name: Automotive Row Distribution Center
Project Address or Location: Sparrows Point
Application Date: April 1, 2016
Decision Date: April 9, 2016
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability gives notice that a temporary variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct or disturb approximately 900,000 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, runoff resulting from the project will be managed in a future development phase.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2174
Project Name: Cassel Property
Project Address or Location: 639 Back River Neck Road, 21221
Application Date: March 14, 2016
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-2-205 of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Code was requested to impact 2,325 square feet of non-tidal wetlands buffer and to reduce the 35-foot setback to the 25-foot buffer for construction of a single family dwelling, driveway and yard.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2171
Project Name: Royal Farms Store Number 26
Project Address or Location: 18 Dundalk Avenue, Dundalk
Application Date: March 2, 2016
Decision Date: March 11, 2016
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 disturb approximately 8,620 square feet of land area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. In this redevelopment project, the required 50% reduction of impervious surfaces could not be achieved, therefore, a SWM variance is approved for 871 square feet

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2153
Project Name: Dundalk High School Turf Field
Project Address or Location: 1901 Delvale Avenue, Dundalk, 21222
Application Date: February 10, 2016
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to base the afforestation requirement on the 2.3-acre limits of disturbance rather than the entire 42.7-acre property in order to construct a synthetic turf field with updated drainage.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2149
Project Name: Bayside Drive Storm Drain
Project Address or Location: Bayside Drive, Inverness
Application Date: January 28, 2016
Decision Date: February 17, 2016
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 construct or disturb approximately 8,005 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: 07-15-2133
Project Name: Port East Subdivision
Project Address or Location: 4517 North Point Boulevard, Dundalk, 21219
Application Date: January 4, 2016
Decision Date: February 24, 2016
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Code was received to exclude 20.9 acres from the forest conservation requirements for a proposed subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-15-2130
Project Name: Dundalk High School Turf Field
Project Address or Location: 21901 Delvale Avenue, Dundalk
Application Date: December 23, 2015
Decision Date: January 5, 2016
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 disturb approximately 99,876 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: 07-15-2127
Project Name: 7-Eleven Sparrows Point
Project Address or Location: 2326 Sparrows Point
Application Date: November 30, 2015
Decision Date: December 29, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 construct or disturb approximately 16,553 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: 07-15-2109
Project Name: Carnegie Six-Inch Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Intersection at Patapsco, Avon, Centre and Woodland Avenues
Application Date: November 4, 2015
Decision Date: November 17, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 disturb approximately 18,209 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: 07-15-2099
Project Name: Snodgrass Property
Project Address or Location: 7303 Geiss Avenue
Application Date: February 9, 2015
Decision Date: November 3, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 construct or disturb approximately 6,877 square feet of impervious area involving a stormwater discharge to tidal waters.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-15-2067
Project Name: Lot 355 at Swan Point
Project Address or Location: Swan Point, Baltimore, 21219
Application Date: September 10, 2015
Decision Date: January 12, 2016
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-2-205 Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Code was requested to impact 1,556 square feet of non-tidal wetlands and to impact 2,799 square feet of the associated Critical Area buffer for construction of a single family dwelling and yard and to allow a 20 foot setback to the wetlands for a back yard.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-15-2064
Project Name: Hemling Property
Project Address or Location: 1443 Kent Road, Essex, 21221
Application Date: September 4, 2015
Decision Date: October 26, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-2-205 of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Code was requested to impact 225 square feet of the 100-foot buffer to tidal waters for construction of an addition on a dwelling and the continued use of yard area.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-15-2058
Project Name: Schaffers Road Property
Project Address or Location: 2346 Schaffers Road, Baltimore, 21221
Application Date: September 1, 2015
Decision Date: November 2, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-2-205 of the Baltimore County Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Code was requested to impact the 100-foot buffer to tidal waters for construction of replacement dwelling, conversion of separate apartment to guest sleeping quarters, and continued use of yard area.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-15-2051
Project Name: Sisolak Property
Project Address or Location: Bay Drive
Application Date: August 28, 2015
Decision Date: September 1, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 construct or disturb approximately 2,336 square feet of land 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: 07-15-2029
Project Name: BGE Manor Extension Gas Main Eastpoint
Project Address or Location: East Point Mall
Application Date: July 9, 2015
Decision Date: August 7, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 construct or disturb approximately 8,143 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: 07-15-2009
Project Name: Family Dollar Dundalk
Project Address or Location: 3803 Dundalk Avenue, 21222
Application Date: June 22, 2015
Decision Date: July 10, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management 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 in order to construct a stormwater management facility for a proposed commercial building.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-15-1998
Project Name: Carski Property
Project Address or Location: 1341 Wildwood Beach Road, Baltimore, 21221
Application Date: June 9, 2015
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-2-205 of the Baltimore County Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Code was requested to impact the 100-foot buffer to tidal waters for construction in the amount of 197 square feet.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-15-1971
Project Name: 8434 Pulaski Highway
Project Address or Location: 8434 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, 21237
Application Date: February 2, 2015
Decision Date: December 23, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 construct or disturb approximately 13,871 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: 07-15-1959
Project Name: River’s Crossing
Project Address or Location: 69 Stemmers Run Road, Baltimore, 21221
Application Date: March 13, 2015
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: 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 the afforestation requirement on the 4,000 square-foot limit of disturbance rather than the entire 3.8-acre property in order to construct a 1,400 square-foot leasing center.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-15-1957
Project Name: Merritt Pavilion Planned Unit Development (PUD)
Project Address or Location: 7701 Wise Avenue, Dundalk, 21222
Application Date: March 11, 2015
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with Section 33-4-113 of the Baltimore County Code was received to construct approximately 141,570 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Storm Water 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: 07-14-1927
Project Name: Osprey Pointe
Project Address or Location: Turkey Point Road, 21221
Application Date: January 29, 2015
Decision Date: February 10, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code was received to impact an existing forest conservation easement with a proposed stormwater management outfall for the purpose of constructing a 16-lot subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-14-1926
Project Name: Simmons and Eastern Groundwater Treatment Facility
Project Address or Location: 7214 Eastern Avenue
Application Date: January 22, 2015
Decision Date: February 5, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 for partial treatment of 4,750 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.  This project is able to provide one inch of the required 1.6” rainfall target.  This project can thus treat 1/1.6 of 62.5% of the required environmental site design volume.  A payment for the remaining 37.5% will be made to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-14-1925
Project Name: The Preserve at Holly Neck
Project Address or Location: Holly Neck Road
Application Date: January 28, 2015
Decision Date: February 9, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 re-certify the previously approved stormwater management plans for the project.  The previously approved stormwater management plans reflect the spirit and intent of the current stormwater management regulations.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-14-1920
Project Name: Stembridge Community Center
Project Address or Location: 99 Stemmers Run Road
Application Date: December 19, 2014
Decision Date: March 17, 2015
Status: Approved (PDF)
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 construct or disturb approximately 7,156 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-14-1847
Project Name: Davis Property
Project Address or Location: 9105 Millers Island Boulevard, 21219
Application Date:  July 18, 2014
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance in accordance with Section 33-2-205 of the Baltimore County Code for the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area was requested to impact the 100-foot buffer to tidal waters and associated 35-foot setback for a new single family dwelling with attached deck and porch.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-12-1483
Project Name: Blue Heron Landing
Project Address or Location: Cuckold Point Road and Swan Avenue
Application Date: August 16, 2013
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 880 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Storm Water Management Fund.

 

Revised May 27, 2016        

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