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Environmental Administrative Variances

County Council District 1

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 1 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 David Lykens, 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: 01-20-3243
Project Name: Little Sisters of the Poor
Project Address or Location: 601 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville
Application Date: May 22, 2020
Decision Date: 
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance requested in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code was received to base afforestation requirements on the 0.1-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 13.1-acre property in order to construct a detached garage.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-20-3236
Project Name: Diageo Relay Plant Expansion, Lawn Replacement
Project Address or Location: 5001 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
Application Date: April 27, 2020
Decision Date: May 11, 2020
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 24,750 square feet of land. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-20-3221
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Ingleside Phase One, Gas Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Egges Lane to Ingleside Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: April 21, 2020
Decision Date: April 29, 2020
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 12,132 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: 01-20-3223
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Lansdowne Phase One Gas Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Lansdowne, Maryland near Clyde Avenue and Washington Avenue
Application Date: April 20, 2020
Decision Date: April 30, 2020
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 27,747 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: 01-20-3203
Project Name: 12-inch and 8-inch Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Maiden Choice Lane between Garden Ridge Road and Wilkens Avenue
Application Date: April 7, 2020
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 37,634 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: 01-20-3191
Project Name: Johnnycake Road Eight-Inch Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Johnnycake Road, Catonsville
Application Date: March 3, 2020
Decision Date: March 19, 2020
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 43,403 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: 01-20-3182
Project Name: Davis Farms
Project Address or Location: 106 through 110 Maple Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: February 28, 2020
Decision Date: March 20, 2020
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 Forest Conservation Law was requested to remove 22 specimen trees in order to develop a 19-lot residential subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-20-3165
Project Name: Diegeo Guinness Stormwater Management Retrofit
Project Address or Location: 5001 Washington Boulevard 
Application Date: February 3, 2020
Decision Date: March 17, 2020
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance request in accordance with 33-6-116 of the Forest Conservation Law was received to base afforestation requirements on the 0.3-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 52-acre property to construct a storm water management retrofit to provide increased water quality management of storm runoff. 

EPS Tracking Number: 01-20-3158
Project Name: KMJRE, LLC Property
Project Address or Location: 2607 Westchester Avenue, Ellicott City
Application Date: January 29, 2020
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 Forest Conservation Law was received to remove four specimen trees to develop a three lot residential minor subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-20-3189
Project Name: Diageo Property Siphon Replacement
Project Address or Location: 5001 Washington Boulevard
Application Date: January 16, 2020
Decision Date: March 19, 2020
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 86,305 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: 01-20-3129
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Relay Phase One
Project Address or Location:Rolling Road Area
Application Date: December 19, 2019
Decision Date: January 3, 2020
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 31,192 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: 01-19-3125
Project Name: Whalen Property
Project Address or Location: 6201 Foxhall Farm Road
Application Date: December 6, 2019
Decision Date: December 20, 2019
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 5,770 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. 

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-3122
Project Name: Patapsco Force Main
Project Address or Location: Annapolis Road
Application Date: November 26, 2019
Decision Date: December 20, 2019
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 499,197.60 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: 01-19-3114
Project Name: Carter Property
Project Address or Location: 7035 Glen Spring Road, Windsor Mill
Application Date: November 22, 2019
Decision Date: January 30, 2020
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 Code of the Forest Buffer Law was requested to impact the Forest Buffer for a pole barn and add fill in the back yard of an existing residential lot.  

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-3072
Project Name: Eden Terrace
Project Address or Location: End of Arbutus Avenue, Catonsville 
Application Date: September 10, 2019
Decision Date: September 3, 2019
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 Forest Conservation Law of the Baltimore County Code was granted to remove six additional specimen trees in a residential development under construction. Previous variances were granted in 2015 and 2018 authorizing removal of eight specimen trees.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-3058
Project Name: Bell and Lorraine Estate
Project Address or Location: 705 Woodland Drive, Relay 
Application Date: August 5, 2019
Decision Date: August 19, 2019
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 Code of the Forest Conservation Law was requested to remove one specimen tree in poor condition to address safety concerns and facilitate the construction of one dwelling in an EPS approved subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-3030
Project Name: Melvin Avenue Water Tower Chlorinator Project 
Project Address or Location: Between 101 and 33 Melvin Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: June 20, 2019
Decision Date: June 25, 2019 
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance requested in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Code of the Forest Conservation Law was received to base afforestation requirements on the 0.2-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 2.5-acre property in order for Baltimore County to install a chlorinator at the existing water tower site.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-3049
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Halethorpe Phase One
Project Address or Location: Vicinity Ridge Avenue and Arbutus Avenue, Halethorpe
Application Date: June 6, 2018
Decision Date: July 30, 2019
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 30,805 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: 01-19-3047
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Catonsville Phase Nine
Project Address or Location: Vicinity of Interstate 695 and Ingleside Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: June 4, 2019
Decision Date: July 25, 2019
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 37,390 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: 01-19-3024
Project Name: Diageo Storm Drain Repair
Project Address or Location: 5001 Washington Boulevard
Application Date: May 15, 2019
Decision Date: June 18, 2019
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 7,500 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: 01-18-2872
Project Name: River Road Bridge Replacement
Project Address or Location: River Road, West of Thistle Road
Application Date: December 3, 2018
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 18,501 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: 01-18-2688
Project Name: Royal Farms Store 302
Project Address or Location: 6124 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: March 30, 2018
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 Law of the Baltimore County Code was requested to remove one specimen tree to redevelop an auto collision center to a convenience store.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-17-2531
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Woodlawn Phase Two at Summit and Gwynn Oak Avenues
Project Address or Location: Windsor Mill Road and Gwynn Oak Avenue
Application Date: June 13, 2017
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 31,950 square feet of impervious area for a gas main upgrade. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

 
Revised May 26, 2020         

 

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