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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: 07-16-2362
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic World Access Building Phase 2
Project Address or Location: 1600 Sparrows Point Road
Application Date: November 16, 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 81,038 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2361
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic World Access Building Phase 1
Project Address or Location: 1600 Sparrows Point Road
Application Date: November 17, 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 19,391 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2356
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Saint John’s Distribution Warehouse
Project Address or Location: 2001 Wharf Road in Sparrows Point
Application Date: November 17, 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 Law was received to base the Forest Conservation requirements on the 24.7 acres of pervious area within the 81 acre limits of disturbance rather than the entire property in order to construct a warehouse, office and retail facility with associated roads, utilities and parking.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2354
Project Name: Malec Property
Project Address or Location: 2229 Phillips Road, Baltimore
Application Date: November 10, 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 Law was requested to allow use of approximately 32,000 square feet of the 4.1-acre Critical Area Easement tidal buffer for continued waterman operations.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2343
Project Name: Parkview at Center Place
Project Address or Location: 103 Center Place, Dundalk
Application Date: October 21, 2016
Decision Date: November 2, 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 23,522 square feet of land area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2339
Project Name: North Point Boulevard, BGE Gas Main Upgrade
Project Address or Location: North Point Boulevard, Wise Avenue Vicinity
Application Date: October 19, 2016
Decision Date: October 24, 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 19,293 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: 07-16-2334
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Site A-3
Project Address or Location: Riverside Drive, Sparrows Point
Application Date: October 18, 2016
Modified Date: October 31, 2016
Decision Date: November 1, 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 base the afforestation requirement on the 1.02-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire property in order to construct two distribution centers and associated roads and parking.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2324
Project Name: Fort Howard Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Howard and Todd Avenues, Sparrows Point
Application Date: September 21, 2016
Decision Date: October 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 37,000 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: 07-16-2323
Project Name: Turkey Point Area Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Turkey Point Road
Application Date: September 21, 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 disturb approximately 80,557 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: 07-16-2321
Project Name: Slifker Property
Project Address or Location: 913 George Avenue
Application Date: September 22, 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 impact the Forest Conservation Easement for a yard.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2316
Project Name: Slifker Property
Project Address or Location: 911 George Avenue
Application Date: September 20, 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 continue to impact the Forest Conservation Easement for a swing set, play house, fire pit, and garden.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2310
Project Name: Fischer Property
Project Address or Location: 200 West Road
Application Date: September 9, 2016
Decision Date: October 4, 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 of the Baltimore County Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Code was requested to approve two retaining walls to stabilize a failing hillside within the 100-foot Critical Area buffer.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2304
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Site A-3 Remediation
Project Address or Location: 1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard
Application Date: August 9, 2016
Decision Date: August 31, 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 391,900 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: 07-16-2298
Project Name: Saint Johns Distribution Warehouse
Project Address or Location: Sparrows Point
Application Date: August 9, 2016
Decision Date: August 16, 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 3,441,240 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: 07-16-2283
Project Name: Sparrows Point High School Turf Field
Project Address or Location: 7400 North Point Road
Application Date: July 14, 2016
Decision Date: July 27, 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 99,272 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: 07-16-2282
Project Name: Radtke Property
Project Address or Location: 8221 Peach Orchard Road, Dundalk
Application Date: July 8, 2016
Decision Date: October 26, 2016
Status: Denied (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 Law was requested to approve an already built 33-foot by 57-foot concrete patio within the 100-foot Critical Area buffer.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2272
Project Name: Sagamore Spirits Aging Barn
Project Address or Location: 4611 North Point Boulevard
Application Date: July 6, 2016
Decision Date: July 6, 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 remove four specimen trees in order to construct an emergency containment pond for the proposed whisky aging facility.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2269
Project Name: Sagamore Spirit Aging Barn
Project Address or Location: 4611 North Point Boulevard
Application Date: June 24, 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 disturb approximately 420,500 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: 07-16-2265
Project Name: Merritt Station
Project Address or Location: Merritt Boulevard
Application Date: June 10, 2016
Decision Date: June 30, 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 5,006 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: 07-16-2251
Project Name: Lyon Homes Walks
Project Address or Location: Broening Highway
Application Date: May 31, 2016
Decision Date: June 10, 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 102,000 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: 07-16-2247
Project Name: Anderson and Staszak Property
Project Address or Location: 2717 Sixth Street, Millers Island
Application Date: June 6, 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 Law was requested to clear 60 percent of forest on site, which is about 4,990 square feet, for construction of a single family dwelling and yard, and to reduce the 35-foot setback to the Critical Area Easement to 25 feet in the back yard and 10 feet in the side yards.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-16-2243
Project Name: Wirth Property
Project Address or Location: 8103 Dogwood Road
Application Date: May 25, 2016
Decision Date: June 3, 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 approximately 2,440 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

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: May 26, 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 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: June 6, 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 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 percent 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: 07-15-2067
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.

 

Revised November 30, 2016        

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