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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 305, Towson, Maryland 21204. Please include the EPS Tracking Number in all correspondence.

Requests

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3326
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Energy Control Center
Project Address or Location: 7301 Windsor Mill Road, Baltimore
Application Date: October 15, 2020
Decision Date:
Status: Pending
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 Baltimore County Code was received to base afforestation requirements on the 0.1-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 11.5-acre property to replace emergency generators.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3306
Project Name: Burger King
Project Address or Location: 11814 Reisterstown Road, 21136
Application Date: August 21, 2020
Decision Date: September 25, 2020
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 33-3-103 to permanently impact approximately 5,120 square feet of Forest Buffer in order to connect to an existing storm drain system and for the continued use of a drive through lane, drive aisle and lawn area for a new restaurant and associated facilities.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3305
Project Name: Burger King
Project Address or Location: 11814 Reisterstown Road, 21136
Application Date: August 21, 2020
Decision Date: September 25, 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 requested to meet forest conservation requirements for the 1.1 acre limits of disturbance rather than for the entire 3.4-acre site for the purpose of constructing a new restaurant and associated facilities.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3300
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Fleet Services
Project Address or Location: 7210 Windsor Boulevard, Baltimore
Application Date: August 19, 2020
Decision Date: September 4, 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 Baltimore County Code was received to base afforestation requirements on the 3.8-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 44-acre property in order to construct paved outdoor storage yards and storm water management facilities.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3289
Project Name: Rolling Manor Estates
Project Address or Location: 3002 North Rolling Road, Baltimore
Application Date: August 11, 2020
Decision Date:  September 2, 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 Baltimore County Code was received to remove three specimen trees in order to develop a 38-lot residential subdivision.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3287
Project Name: Burger King
Project Address or Location: 11814 Reisterstown Road
Application Date: July 15, 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 52,235 square feet of land area, with a negligible increase in flow to downstream areas, with no groundwater recharge provided.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3280
Project Name: Reisterswood Gravity Sewer
Project Address or Location: Between Reisterwood Pumping Station and Maryland Route 795
Application Date: July 8, 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 disturb approximately 17,767 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: 04-20-3259
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric, Lord Baltimore Building
Project Address or Location: 2900 Lord Baltimore Drive, Windsor Mill
Application Date: June 3, 2020
Decision Date: June 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 24,500 square feet of land area. Although the disturbed area is in excess of 5,000 square feet, there will be an insignificant increase in impervious area.

EPS Tracking Number: 04-20-3249
Project Name: Baltimore Gas and Electric Energy Control Center
Project Address or Location: 7301 Windsor Mill Road, Baltimore
Application Date: June 2, 2020
Decision Date: September 9, 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 Baltimore County Code was received to base afforestation requirements on the 2.1-acre limit of disturbance rather than the entire 11.5-acre property to upgrade employee access security and an associated storm water management facility.

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 and 12521 Ivy Mill Road, Reisterstown 
Application Date: March 12, 2019
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 33-3-106 of the Forest Buffer Law was requested to continue to mow and use approximately 0.77-acre of Forest Buffer area that is currently lawn on the two residential lots.

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: 04-19-2953
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 October 19, 2020         

 

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