A. Power of Political Subdivisions. Except as to the land area subject to jurisdiction of the Board of Airport Zoning Appeals, as established under the Transportation Article, Title 5, Subtitle 5, a political subdivision or a joint board established under the Transportation Article, Title 5, Subtitle 6, may grant a variance to any regulation adopted in this chapter if the variance does not endanger the public health, safety, and welfare.
B. Unless the legislative body of the political subdivision or the joint board provides otherwise, a person who desires a variance may apply for it in accordance with the local procedure for requesting a variance to the comprehensive zoning regulations of the political subdivision.
C. If an application for a variance is made, the political subdivision or joint board shall notify the Administration of the application at least 30 days before any hearing is held on it. The notice shall be delivered or mailed to Maryland Aviation Administration, Third Floor, Terminal Building, Box 8766, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Maryland 21240.