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Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool

Note: This area of the DMR Loading Tool includes data used for EPA's annual review of industrial effluent discharges. EPA's Office of Water is responsible for developing programs and tools authorized under the Clean Water Act (CWA), which enables EPA and the states to protect and restore the Nation's waters. The CWA requires EPA to annually review and, if appropriate, revise its water pollution control technology-based regulations, called "effluent limitations guidelines" or "effluent guidelines" that limit the discharge of pollutants to waters of the U.S. from industrial facilities. As part of the EPA's annual reviews, EPA estimates the load of pollutants discharged using a combination of discharge monitoring report (DMR) data, from ICIS-NPDES, and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data. EPA also assigns a relative toxic weight to the estimated loads to rank industrial categories by toxic weighted pound equivalents (TWPE). For more background on EPA's effluent guidelines program see EPA's Effluent Guidelines website.

EPA reviews the DMR and TRI data used to calculate effluent loads and TWPE for accuracy prior to further investigating industrial categories for possible effluent guideline revisions. For identified outlier data, EPA contacts states and facilities to confirm and update (if appropriate) data values and units. For information on the methodology and types of changes identified, see EPA's most recent odd-numbered year Annual Effluent Guidelines Review Report (PDF) (169 pp, 2MB) on the Effluent Guidelines Plan webpage. Because of this review and EPA's methodology for interpreting data and calculating loads, the calculated loads and category rankings may differ from original calculations using DMR and TRI data that have not been updated. Data that have been updated by EPA's annual reviews are indicated by green flags designating that a change has been made to a concentration, quantity, or flow value. A listing of the DMR and TRI data changes from the most recent annual review is available in the Annual Effluent Guidelines Review Report Appendices (PDF) (241 pp, 3.3MB).

Point Source Category Information - Canned and preserved fruits and vegetables processing (DMR)

EPA 304M Annual Review flag — Indicates load was altered by EPA’s 304M Annual Review. You can hover over the green flag to see the original load from the DMR data.

Top Pollutants - Toxic-Weighted Pounds (TWPE) (2011)
Pollutant Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr) % of Category TWPE Cumulative % of
Category TWPE
Chloride (as Cl) 232 42.2 42.2
Chlorine, total residual 158 28.6 70.8
Sulfide, total (as S) 112 20.3 91.2
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 32.4 5.89 97.1
Copper, total (as Cu) 4.48 0.81 97.9
Hydrogen sulfide, unionized 4.32 0.78 98.7
Zinc, total (as Zn) 3.17 0.57 99.3
Iron, total (as Fe) 1.503 0.27 99.5
Nitrogen, nitrate total (as N) 1.501 0.27 99.8
Nitrogen, ammonia, total (as NH3) 0.39 0.072 99.9

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
040900010401 North Branch Belle River 129
030300070201 Lewis Branch-Northeast Cape Fear River 84.2
170402091307 Snake River-Starphs Ferry 40.3
020503060702 Oil Creek 27.5
070801010604 Mad Creek 27.3
041402010401 Outlet Upper Canadaigua Lake 17.7
020501071002 Tenmile Creek-Susquehanna River 12.2
020502061207 West Branch Susquehanna River-Susquehanna River 6.93
040500012405 South Branch Paw Paw River 6.72
041401010503 Mink Creek-Frontal Lake Ontario 3.33

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Top Facility Discharges in Toxic-Weighted Pounds (TWPE) (2011)
NPDES ID Facility Name City, State SIC Code HUC-12 Code Top Pollutant Top Pollutant TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
MI0001708 VLASIC FOODS INC. IMLAY CITY, MI 2035 040900010401 Chloride (as Cl) 129
SC0039284 MCCALL FARMS INC EFFINGHAM, SC 2033 030402020701 Sulfide, total (as S) 112
NC0001074 MOUNT OLIVE PICKLE COMPANY MOUNT OLIVE, NC 2035 030300070201 Chloride (as Cl) 83.2
ID0000612 MCCAIN FOODS USA BURLEY, ID 2037 170402091307 Chlorine, total residual 38.9
MA0004936 SUNNY DELIGHT BEVERAGES PLANT LITTLETON, MA 2033 010700061202 Chlorine, total residual 33.1
IA0001741 H. J. HEINZ MUSCATINE IOWA MUSCATINE, IA 2033 070801010604 Chlorine, total residual 27.3
TX0085782 FRITO-LAY,INC ROSENBERG, TX 2096 120701040401 Chlorine, total residual 26.06
PA0044741 HANOVER FOODS CORP HANOVER, PA 2033 020503060702 Chlorine, total residual 25.5
NY0000426 GREAT LAKES KRAUT-SHORTSVILLE SHORTSVILLE, NY 2033 041402010401 Chloride (as Cl) 17.6
SC0039284 MCCALL FARMS INC EFFINGHAM, SC 2033 030402020701 Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 12.6

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