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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 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: 04-20-3217
Project Name: Painters Mill Road Pipeline Replacement Project
Project Address or Location: Painters Mill Road East of Red Run Boulevard, Owings Mills 
Application Date: April 8, 2020
Decision Date: April 23, 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 181,025 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: 04-20-3208
Project Name: JEL Landscaping and Ground Maintenance
Project Address or Location: 10220 Liberty Road 
Application Date: March 30, 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 22,510 square feet of land with payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3197
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Owings Mills Rebuild
Project Address or Location: 10310 Reisterstown Road 
Application Date: March 25, 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 19,253 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be a 5,200-square foot increase in impervious area, with no appreciable increase in runoff.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3192
Project Name: Mihalic Property Also Known as Lot 19 Gouline Property
Project Address or Location: 12601 Ivy Mill Road, Reisterstown 
Application Date: March 12, 2019
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 Forest Buffer Law was requested to continue to mow and use approximately 0.43-acre of Forest Buffer area that is currently lawn on the 4.18-acre residential lot.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3160
Project Name: Gwynn Oak Park
Project Address or Location: 6010 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore 
Application Date: January 28, 2020
Decision Date: February 7, 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 Forest Buffer Law was requested to continue to disturb approximately 1,700 square feet of Forest Buffer area that is currently lawn to construct a comfort station as well as continue to use open Forest Buffer area as park land, including its accessory structures and trails.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3161
Project Name: Gwynn Oak Park
Project Address or Location: 6010 Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore 
Application Date: January 28, 2020
Decision Date: February 7, 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 Forest Conservation Law was received to base afforestation requirements on the approximately 1,700-square-foot limit of disturbance rather than the entire 63-acre park.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3150
Project Name: SGC 140
Project Address or Location: 715 Westminster Pike
Application Date: December 19, 2019
Decision Date: January 28, 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 construct approximately 7,753 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. 

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3177
Project Name: Clifmar Road 8-Inch Water Main Replacement and 8-Inch Sewer Extension
Project Address or Location: Clifmar Road, Windsor Mill
Application Date: January 26, 2020
Decision Date: March 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 12,000 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: 04-19-3116
Project Name: Frank’s Nursery Garden Center Redevelopment
Project Address or Location: 10550 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills 
Application Date: December 2, 2019
Decision Date: December 20, 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 three specimen trees in order to redevelop the 4.5-acre site of an abandoned Frank’s Nursery and Garden store.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3144
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Lochearn Phase Two
Project Address or Location: Lochearn Area
Application Date: December 20, 2019
Decision Date: January 23, 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 24,779 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: 04-19-3090
Project Name: Morris Property
Project Address or Location: 8000 Dogwood Road 
Application Date: October 17, 2019
Decision Date: October
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance was requested in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Baltimore County Forest Conservation Law to remove three of seven specimen trees on a 5.25-acre lot in order to construct a new single-family dwelling.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-19-3097
Project Name: Hoffmaster Property
Project Address or Location: Chapman Road
Application Date: October 1, 2019
Decision Date: November 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 construct approximately 20,908 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. 

EPS Tracking Number: 04-19-3044
Project Name: Enclave at Lyons Mill
Project Address or Location: 9307 Lyons Mill Road, Owings Mills
Application Date: July 19, 2019
Decision Date: September 30, 2019
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance was requested in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Forest Conservation Law to remove two specimen trees in order to develop a four story apartment building.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-19-3029
Project Name: White and Adams Property
Project Address or Location: 9155 Old Court Road
Application Date: May 30, 2019
Revision Date: June 27, 2019
Decision Date: June 27, 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 7,532 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. 

EPS Tracking Number: 04-19-2987
Project Name: Ballard Green
Project Address or Location: 9401 Lyons Mill Road, Owings Mills 
Application Date: April 25, 2019
Decision Date: June 3, 2019
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance was requested in accordance with Section 33-3-106 of the Forest Buffer Law of the Baltimore County Code to reduce the required 35-foot setback from dwellings to the Forest Buffer Easement for six of 94 townhouses proposed in the final construction phase of Ballard Green. The requested reduction ranges from 30 feet to as close as 24 feet. No direct impacts to the existing Forest Buffer Easement are proposed by this request.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-19-2986
Project Name: Ballard Green
Project Address or Location: 9401 Lyons Mill Road, Owings Mills 
Application Date: April 25, 2019
Decision Date: June 3, 2019
Status: Approved (PDF)
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability hereby gives notice that a variance was requested in accordance with Section 33-6-116 of the Forest Conservation Law of the Baltimore County Code to remove eight specimen trees in order to develop the final phase of Ballard Green.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-19-3012
Project Name: Raven Ridge
Project Address or Location: Samoset Road, Randallstown 
Application Date: April 23, 2019
Decision Date: May 29, 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 1,960 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-19-2953
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Dolfield Substation
Project Address or Location: 9 Carlvon Road, Owings Mills 
Application Date: February 22, 2019
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 53,430 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: 04-19-2904
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Northwest Substation Reconductor
Project Address or Location: Cockeys Mill Road, Reisterstown
Application Date: January 7, 2019
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 9,300 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: 04-19-2898
Project Name: Columbia Gas Transmission HDD Core Drilling
Project Address or Location: Lakeside Boulevard and Owings Mills Boulevard 
Application Date: January 15, 2019
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 5,640 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: 04-17-2532
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Woodlawn Phase Two
Project Address or Location: Summit and Gwynn Oak Avenues
Application Date: July 12, 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. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be no net increase in impervious area.

 
Revised April 29, 2020         

 

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