Students may choose ONE of the TWO scenarios listed below for the Unit VIII Case Scenario Assignment. After selecting
one of the two case scenarios below, students should provide a response that is a minimum of three to four pages
, double spaced, and following APA style guidelines. References should be provided for
all resource material.
students own research of peer reviewed journals and/or internet based regulatory support material (i.e. EPA’s website).
The Ebsco Database (Business Source Complete) is a very good source of journals for articles related to the subject
matter. Students can access the CSU Online Library resources through the My Library button on the course menu under
You are the owner of a public marina and boatyard in Florida. Your marina is quite large and, along with being a marine
retailer, it rents slips to small and large power boats and yachts, sailboats, and houseboats. It has a Yacht Club and
popular restaurant/bar on the property. A portion of the property also is set aside for a small commercial fishing operation
and boat repair and maintenance facility. This facility houses outdoor pressure washing areas, material handling and
storage areas, blasting and painting areas, engine maintenance and repair areas, welding and fabrication areas, and
Recently there have been complaints to you and the state about pollution in the waterways leading into and around your
marina. There are scattered gasoline and oil slicks in the waters, loose trash around the docks and in the water adjacent
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to the restaurant, a large number of seagulls that create a nuisance around the restaurant facility (mostly around the old,
cracked, garbage containers at the back of the restaurant).
The boat repair and maintenance facility is generally well run but there is evidence of open and exposed 55 gallon drums
of dirty spare parts and discarded items outside the facility, greasy looking trails of muck outside the warehouse doors,
and un-diked areas for liquid storage tanks of paints, solvents, resins and other materials. Rainwater washes these areas
directly into either the marina waterways or offsite to the city stormwater system.
The state has contacted you and requested a response from you regarding these complaints. It is indicating that you need
to file for a SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) under a generic NPDES permit (Sector Q and R).
What would you include in a comprehensive, multimedia pollution prevention education program for your employees, the
owners of boats that rent slips, and the general public that utilizes your docking facilities? Your focus should be on best
management practices that support environmentally friendly practices intended to protect and preserve Florida’s natural
aquatic environments. You should also focus on the requirements for the SWPPP.