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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 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: 07-20-3307
Project Name: Sennett Property
Project Address or Location: 1717 Beechwood Avenue, Essex
Application Date: August 24, 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 33-2-205 of the Baltimore County Code was received to impact 2,538 square feet of the 25-foot wide Critical Area buffer from a nontidal wetland for construction of a single-family home, including grading and continued lawn maintenance and to impact 1,953 square feet of the 35-foot principle building setback from the buffer.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3310
Project Name: National Reclamation Parking Area
Project Address or Location: 2500 Grays Road
Application Date: August 10, 2020
Decision Date: September 2, 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 12,050 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3288
Project Name: Chesterwood Park Shoreline Enhancement
Project Address or Location: 2200 Chesterwood Road, Dundalk
Application Date: August 6, 2020
Decision Date: August 12, 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 70,574 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: 07-20-3296
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic CCBC Sewer
Project Address or Location: Between Reservoir and Oxygen Plant Roads
Application Date: August 5, 2020
Decision Date: August 26, 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 16,988 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: 07-20-3281
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Project Raven, Relocated Sparrows Point Boulevard
Project Address or Location: 1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard, Sparrows Point
Application Date: July 22, 2020
Decision Date: July 27, 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 192,971 square feet of impervious area with the holding of a security pending addressing stormwater management in a later project phase.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3269
Project Name: Morningstar Property
Project Address or Location: 202 Dorell Road, Essex
Application Date: July 2, 2020
Decision Date: July 10, 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 3,036 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3253
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic, Project Raven
Project Address or Location: 1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard, Sparrows Point
Application Date: June 8, 2020
Decision Date: July 15, 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 Baltimore County Code was received to remove 17 specimen trees in order to develop a 1.8 million square-foot food grad manufacturing and shipping facility.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3244
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric,Tradepoint Atlantic Development Warehouse Road
Project Address or Location: Along Warehouse Road at Tradepoint Atlantic, Between Tin Mill and Strip Mill Road
Application Date: May 11, 2020
Decision Date: May 27, 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 119,065 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: 07-20-3264
Project Name: Celmer Property Wetland Mitigation for Shaw’s Discovery
Project Address or Location: Mitchell Road
Application Date: May 19, 2020
Decision Date: June 18, 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 113,640 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: 07-20-3234
Project Name: Hillshire Overlook
Project Address or Location: Hillshire Road, Baltimore
Application Date: May 6, 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 Baltimore County Code was received to remove three specimen trees in addition to the 13 specimen trees already approved for removal in order to develop an 18-lot residential subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3242
Project Name: Saint Helena Water Main Replacement, Oak Avenue to Woodley Road
Project Address or Location: Saint Helena Neighborhood, Dundalk
Application Date: May 5, 2020
Decision Date: May 20, 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 85,843 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: 07-20-3230
Project Name: Cosda Farm
Project Address or Location: Kelso Drive, Rosedale
Application Date: May 4, 2020
Decision Date: July 14, 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 was received to permanently impact 26,068 square feet of Forest Buffer and temporarily impact 2,295 square feet of Forest Buffer for grading and construction of one industrial building.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3238
Project Name: Bread and Cheese Creek Sewer Rehab
Project Address or Location: Dundalk, Maryland
Application Date: May 4, 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 24,164 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: 07-20-3224
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Tradepoint Atlantic Tin Mill Road, Shipyard Duct Bank
Project Address or Location: Along Tin Mill Road at Tradepoint Atlantic, Between the West Side of Railroad Avenue and Plate Mill Road.
Application Date: April 20, 2020
Decision Date: April 30, 2020
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 100,624 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: 07-20-3263
Project Name: Pizza John’s Restaurant
Project Address or Location: 113 Back River Neck Road
Application Date: April 21, 2020
Decision Date: June 17, 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 5,408 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3205
Project Name: North Point Village Park
Project Address or Location: 4001 St. Augustine Lane, Dundalk
Application Date: April 13, 2020
Decision Date: April 29, 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 was received to impact 17,012 square feet of Forest Buffer including 7,527 square feet of isolated non-tidal wetlands, to grade, fill and add storm drains to an existing active recreation area in a County park to create a useable space.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3225
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic State Highway Administration Road Improvements for Retail Development
Project Address or Location: Bethlehem Boulevard
Application Date: April 7, 2020
Decision Date: May 4, 2020
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 11,350 square feet of impervious area with a payment of a performance security.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3219
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic, Project Viper
Project Address or Location: 1800 Sparrows Point Boulevard
Application Date: March 31, 2020
Decision Date: April 27, 2020
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 443,005 square feet of impervious area with the holding of a security pending addressing stormwater management in a later project phase.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3215
Project Name: Laing Property, Bruce and  Melissa
Project Address or Location: Island View Road, 21221
Application Date: March 30, 2020
Decision Date: August 19, 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 33-2-205 of the Baltimore County Code was requested to impact 6,316 square feet for a new dwelling and associated yard within the expanded Critical Area buffer.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3214
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic, Bethlehem Boulevard Extended
Project Address or Location: 6001 Riverside Drive, Sparrows Point
Application Date: March 16, 2020
Decision Date: April 22, 2020
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 8,712 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3178
Project Name: Henrietta Lacks Village Two and Three
Project Address or Location: New Pittsburg Avenue
Application Date: January 31, 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 construct approximately 9,150 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3184
Project Name: Lamasa Property
Project Address or Location: 310 Greyhound Road, 21221
Application Date: March 2, 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 33-2-205 of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Law of the Baltimore County Code was requested to impact the 100-foot buffer for the construction of a 120-square-foot attached deck and a shed.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3169
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Project Lunar
Project Address or Location: 6004 Riverside Drive, Sparrows Point
Application Date: January 28, 2020
Decision Date: February 10, 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 132,860 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund. 

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3147
Project Name: Glen Echo Relief Sewer
Project Address or Location: Lodge Forest
Application Date: January 21, 2020
Decision Date: January 27,2020
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 156,235 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: 07-20-3145
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Project Schooner
Project Address or Location: Sparrows Point Boulevard and Wharf Road
Application Date: January 15, 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 156,235 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: 07-20-3173
Project Name: Water’s Landing at Celmer Property
Project Address or Location: 365 Mitchell Road, Essex
Application Date: December 30, 2019
Decision Date: February 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 113,000 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: 07-20-3171
Project Name: Hyde Park Overlook
Project Address or Location: 702 Middleborough Road
Application Date: December 20, 2019
Decision Date: February 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 waive stormwater management requirements.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-20-3141
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Berth Entrance, Baltimore Port of Entry
Project Address or Location: 1600 Sparrows Point Boulevard
Application Date: December 20, 2019
Decision Date: January 21, 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 117,700 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: 07-20-3132
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Edgemere Phase One
Project Address or Location: Sparrows Point Road and Jones Creek
Application Date: December 10, 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 25,027 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: 07-20-3309
Project Name: Eastpoint Sewershed Sanitary Sewer Rehab
Project Address or Location: Various locations between Norfolk Southern Railroad, Interstate 695, Northpoint Road and Interstate 95
Application Date: December 4, 2019
Decision Date: September 1, 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 89,777 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: 07-19-3120
Project Name: North Point Village Park
Project Address or Location: Town View Drive
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 19,060 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: 07-19-3113
Project Name: North Point Village Park
Project Address or Location: 4001 Augustin Lane, Dundalk
Application Date: November 22, 2019
Revision Date: January 17, 2020
Decision Date: January 17,2020
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 received to impact 15,615 square feet of Forest Buffer, including 7,527 square feet of isolated nontidal wetlands, to grade, fill and add storm drains to an existing active recreation area in a County park to create a useable space.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-19-3091
Project Name: Eckert Property
Project Address or Location: 32 Stemmers Run Road, 21221
Application Date: October 15, 2019
Decision Date: November 5, 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 33-3-106 of the Forest Buffer Law of the Baltimore County Code was received to impact 2,700 square feet of Forest Buffer to construct a 1,200 square-foot garage and to allow the continued use of a back yard. 

EPS Tracking Number: 07-19-3119
Project Name: Le’s Motors
Project Address or Location: 4055 North Point Road
Application Date: October 11, 2019
Decision Date: December 9, 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 1,675 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-19-2995
Project Name: Mace Medical
Project Address or Location: 2800 Sollers Point Road, Baltimore
Application Date: May 1, 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 33-6-116 of the Forest Conservation Law of the Baltimore County Code was received to remove four specimen trees in order to develop a medical office building.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-19-3008
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Peninsula Expressway Improvements
Project Address or Location: Maryland 157 and Reservoir Road
Application Date: April 25, 2019
Revision Date: April 27, 2020
Decision Date: April 27, 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 43,995 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-19-2963
Project Name: Essex Sewershed Sanitary Sewer Structural Rehabilitation
Project Address or Location: Essex 
Application Date: March 29, 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 21,545 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: 07-19-2977
Project Name: Sagamore Spirits Aging Barns
Project Address or Location: 4611 North Point Boulevard
Application Date: March 27, 2019
Revision Date: August 1, 2019
Decision Date: August 1, 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 32,234 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-19-2963
Project Name: Essex Sewershed Sanitary Sewer Structural Rehabilitation
Project Address or Location: Essex
Application Date: March 25, 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 21,545 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: 07-19-2920
Project Name: Schaffer Property
Project Address or Location: 7424 Blevins Avenue, Sparrows Point
Application Date: December 21, 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 15,000 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: 07-18-2832
Project Name: Tradepoint Atlantic Bethlehem Boulevard Improvements
Project Address or Location: Bethlehem Boulevard, Sparrows Point
Application Date: October 10, 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 construct approximately 56,630 square feet of impervious area with a payment to the Stormwater Management Fund.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-18-2810
Project Name: Mace Medical Office Building
Project Address or Location: 2800 Mace Avenue, Baltimore
Application Date: September 13, 2018
Decision Date: 
Status: Pending
Nature of Variance Request: The Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management 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 nine specimen trees in order to construct a medical office building and associated stormwater management facilities.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-18-2777
Project Name: 1035 Cedar Creek Road 
Project Address or Location: 1035 Cedar Creek Road
Application Date: August 1, 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 33-2-205 of the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Law was requested to impact a Critical Area Buffer and associated 35-foot setback for the construction of a single-family dwelling, driveway and associated yard.

EPS Tracking Number: 07-18-2734
Project Name: Patapsco High School
Project Address or Location: 8100 Wise Avenue, Dundalk
Application Date: May 10, 2018
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 8,923 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: 07-16-2354
Project Name: Malec Property
Project Address or Location: 2229 Phillips Road, Baltimore
Application Date: November 10, 2016
Revision Date: April 23, 2020
Decision Date: May 22, 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 33-2-205 Chesapeake Bay Critical Area of the Baltimore County Code was requested to allow use of approximately 8,914 square feet of the 4.1-acre Critical Area Easement for continued waterman operations.

 
Revised September 17, 2020         

 

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