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DPNR-DEP-WPC Response to Ms.

Caroline Brownes comments to TPDES Public Notice


for Coral World (VI), Inc. Permit No. VI0040291
1/29/2013

1). When was the last time an assessment of Coki Point Bay/Beach or Water Bay near Coral
World's outflow pipe taken by your department? Was the water around the discharge area
tested? If yes, where can the public find the results?

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Protection,
Water Pollution Control Program (DPNR-DEP-WPC) program conducted the last
Compliance Evaluation Inspection (CEI) at Coral World on June 9, 2011. The waters
around the discharge area were not tested but visual inspections were conducted. A grab
sample was collected from the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) effluent.

2). Has the Department kept visual underwater documentation since Coral World's original
development around Coki Point Bay/Beach?

DPNR-DEP-WPC has not kept visual underwater documentation since Coral Worlds
original development around Coki Point Bay/Beach.

3). Besides fecal coliform, what other pathogens and viruses are tested for at Coki Point
Beach/Bay and Water Bay?

Coral Worlds TPDES requires testing for Fecal Coliform, no other pathogens and/or
viruses are tested through the TPDES permit.

4). How many gallons of effluent is Coral World allowed to discharge into Coki Point
Bay/Beach. How many gallons of effluent does Coral World currently discharge into Coki Point
Bay/Beach?

Coral Worlds renewal TPDES permit allows up to 1,312,920 gallons per day into Coki
Bay. *Note WWTP discharges through an irrigation system only and is not included
above.

Coral World currently discharges up to 1,312,920 gallons per day into Coki Bay.
*Note WWTP discharges through an irrigation system only and is not included above.

5). How many gallons of oil separated water is currently discharged into Water Bay?

Coral World current stormwater discharge to the oil/water separator varies based on
rainfall events and there are no maximum limits set.

6). When Coral World's waste water/sewage treatment plant is taken off line, what is done with
the waste matter?
If and when Coral Worlds WWTP is offline the untreated effluent can be pumped out by a
licensed waste hauler or treated effluent is stored in tanks. Untreated effluent cannot be
discharged.

7). What types of antibiotics will be used to inoculate the dolphins with in order to
protect them from our impaired waters? What are the effects of antibiotics on the health of the
water and the people who recreate at Coki Point Beach/Bay and Water Bay?

A TPDES application for the proposed Dolphin Exhibit has not been submitted, thus
DPNR-DEP cannot make comments in regards to the types of antibiotics that will be used
to inoculate the dolphins.

8). If Coral World's waste treatment plant's current capacity is 25,000 gallons per day, where will
the additional 1.075 million gallons be held and sanitized before being discharged into Coki
Point Bay/Beach and Water Bay?

Coral Worlds discharges/location consists of the following:

Outfall No. Wastewater
Process and/or
Product
Daily Max (GPD) Receiving
Waters
001 WWTP 22,000 Irrigation System
002 Reverse Osmosis
Plant
5,040 Coki Bay
004 - 009 Multiple marine
sea life exhibits
1,107,920 Coki Bay / Turtle
Pool / Water Bay
010 Stormwater (Oil
Water Separator)
Varies Water Bay

*Notes
Outfall 003 is for the Sea Lions and effluent is treated and disinfected with ozone
prior to discharge.
Outfalls 004 through 009 are single pass flow through.

9). How will the discharge of the oil/storm water separator into Water Bay affect the
dolphinarium's general water quality?

A TPDES application for the proposed Dolphin Exhibit has not been submitted,
however, the purpose of the oil water separator is to separate gross amounts of
oil and suspended solids from the stormwater before final discharge into Water
Bay, thus minimizing stormwater runoff impacts to the bay.


10). How is the value of a live and healthy coral reef system calculated?
DPNR-DEP-WPC program does not make determinations/calculations on the
value of live to healthy coral reef system, please contact DPNRs Division of Fish
and Wildlife.