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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: 01-19-3072
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: 01-19-2988
Project Name: Riverview Elementary School 
Project Address or Location: 3298 Kessler Road, Halethorpe
Application Date: April 26, 2019
Decision Date:  May 8, 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 remove one specimen tree and to base afforestation requirements on the 0.5-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 13.8-acre property in order for Baltimore County to repair a failing slope and sidewalk at the elementary school.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-3009
Project Name: Louisiana Avenue Eight-inch Zinc Coated Water Main Replacement
Project Address or Location: Louisiana Avenue, Halethorpe
Application Date: April 23, 2018
Decision Date: May 23, 2019
Status: Approval (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 9,350 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: 01-19-2990
Project Name: Diageo-Guinness Property
Project Address or Location: 2200 Halethorpe Farms Road, Halethorpe
Application Date: April 19, 2019
Decision Date: May 1, 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 remove one specimen tree in order for Baltimore County to repair an existing sanitary sewer.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-2976
Project Name: Roth Property
Project Address or Location: 1000 Edmondson Avenue
Application Date: March 22, 2019
Decision Date: April 23, 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 1,530 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-2959
Project Name: Riverview Elementary School Slope Repair
Project Address or Location: Hollins Ferry Road, Halethorpe
Application Date: March 20, 2019
Decision Date: March 26, 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 20,502 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: 01-19-2949
Project Name: 818 Market
Project Address or Location: 818 Frederick Road
Application Date: February 8, 2019
Decision Date: March 13, 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 14,442 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-2930
Project Name: All Saints Sisters of the Poor Convent
Project Address or Location: 1501 Hilton Avenue, Catonsville 
Application Date: February 23, 2019
Decision Date: February 26, 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 base forest conservation requirement on the proposed 0.3-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 80-acre campus to replace a caretaker’s house.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-2925
Project Name: Mount De Sales Academy
Project Address or Location: 700 Academy Road, Catonsville 
Application Date: February 11, 2019
Decision Date: February 14, 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 Forest Conservation Law was requested to base forest conservation requirement on the proposed 3.2-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 14.1-acre campus to construct a fine arts building.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-2916
Project Name: Mount De Sales Academy
Project Address or Location: 700 Academy Road, Catonsville 
Application Date: January 28, 2019
Decision Date: February 14, 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 Forest Conservation Law was requested to remove four of nine specimen trees to construct a fine arts building on the existing school campus.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-2914
Project Name: Merritt BZ, LLC Property
Project Address or Location: 2000 Hammonds Ferry Road, Halethorpe
Application Date: January 25, 2019
Decision Date: February 7, 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 Forest Conservation Law was requested to limit the scope of forest conservation requirements to the pervious surface area of the 5-acre commercially developed lot in order to redevelop that lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-19-2902
Project Name: Roth Property
Project Address or Location: 1000 Edmondson Avenue, Catonsville 
Application Date: January 15, 2019
Decision Date: January 25,2019
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 two specimen trees in order to develop a residential two-lot minor subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2886
Project Name: Unnamed Tributary to Sawmill Branch at Patleigh Road, Stream Restoration
Project Address or Location: Patleigh Road, Catonsville
Application Date: December 19, 2018
Decision Date: January 4, 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 16,464 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: 01-18-2871
Project Name: Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville
Project Address or Location: 800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville 
Application Date: November 28, 2018
Decision Date: December 11, 2018
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 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: 01-18-2844
Project Name: Eden Terrace
Project Address or Location: End of Arbutus Avenue, Catonsville 
Application Date: October 29, 2018
Decision Date: November 14, 2018
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 received to remove one additional specimen tree in a residential development under construction. A variance was granted in 2015 authorizing removal of seven specimen trees.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2829
Project Name: Chlorinator Pumping Stations and Elevated Tank Rehabilitations
Project Address or Location: Catonsville and Reisterstown
Application Date: October 4, 2018
Decision Date: October 25, 2018
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 6,753 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2818
Project Name: Hilton Avenue Drainage Improvements
Project Address or Location: Rolling Road, Catonsville
Application Date: September 21, 2018
Decision Date: October 11, 2018
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 24,144 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: 01-18-2815
Project Name: West Geipe Road Widening
Project Address or Location: West Geipe Road, Catonsville
Application Date: September 11, 2018
Decision Date: September 26, 2018 
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 7,146 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: 01-18-2806
Project Name: Chadwick Elementary School
Project Address or Location:1918 Winder Road, Woodlawn
Application Date: September 4, 2018
Decision Date: September 17, 2018
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 requested to remove one specimen tree in order to replace an existing elementary school.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2793
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Catonsville Phase 10, Gas Mains
Project Address or Location: Frederick Avenue and Dunmore Road, Catonsville
Application Date: August 13, 2018
Decision Date: August 22,  2018 
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 19,277 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: 01-18-2786
Project Name: Morerick and Fox Property
Project Address or Location: 3 South Morerick Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: August 9, 2018
Decision Date: August 21, 2018
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 four specimen trees in order to develop two residential in a proposed three-lot minor subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2785
Project Name: Dunkin Donuts
Project Address or Location: 5648 Southwestern Boulevard, Arbutus
Application Date: August 9, 2018
Decision Date: August 21, 2018 
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 Forest Buffer Law was requested to impact approximately 5,188 square feet of historically disturbed Forest Buffer area in order to redevelop an existing commercial lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2782
Project Name: Chadwick Elementary School Replacement
Project Address or Location: 1918 Winder Road
Application Date: August 2, 2018
Decision Date: August 10, 2018
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 19,150 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2781
Project Name: Morerick and Fox Property
Project Address or Location: 3 South Morerick Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: July 31, 2018
Decision Date: August 10, 2018
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 2,431 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2779
Project Name: Reichlin Property
Project Address or Location: 203 North Beechwood Avenue, Catonsville
Application Date: August 2, 2018
Decision Date: August 6, 2018
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 granted to remove a specimen tree in poor condition from an existing residential lot for safety reasons.

EPS Tracking Number: 01-18-2769
Project Name: Fleetpro Inc. Property
Project Address or Location: 3895 Washington Boulevard, Lansdowne
Application Date: July 23, 2018
Decision Date: July 30, 2018
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 Law was requested to impact approximately 19,400 square feet of Forest Buffer area including 2,850 square feet of isolated, disturbed, emergent, nontidal wetland to develop a vacant commercial lot.

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 October 9, 2019         

 

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