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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 more information on the types of errors identified, see EPA's Technical Support Document for the 2010 Effluent Guidelines Program (PDF) (255 pp, 3.4MB). Because of this review, and EPA's methodology for interpreting data and calculating loads (explained in EPA's Technical Support Document for the Annual Review of Existing Effluent Guidelines and Identification of Potential New Point Source Categories), the calculated loads and category rankings may differ using DMR and TRI data that has not been updated. Data that have been updated by EPA's annual reviews are flagged by green flags designating that a change has been made to a concentration, quantity, or flow value. View a listing of the changes for the most recent annual review (PDF) (1 pg, 7K).

Point Source Category Information - Canned and preserved seafood 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
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 219  Original DMR load is 62.9 89.01 89.01
Chlorine, total residual 20.2 8.24 97.2
Formalin 5.81 2.36 99.6
Nitrogen, nitrite total (as N) 0.64 0.26 99.8
Nitrogen, nitrate total (as N) 0.15 0.061 99.9
Strontium, total (as Sr) 0.105 0.042 100

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
041000090207 Creager Cemetery-Maumee River 12.9
010900040702 Barrington River-Warren River 0.79

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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)
AL0055379 BAYOU LA BATRE INDUSTRIAL FAC BAYOU LA BATRE, AL 2092 031700090201 Ammonia as N 31.5
AL0055379 BAYOU LA BATRE INDUSTRIAL FAC BAYOU LA BATRE, AL 2092 031700090201 Total Residual Chlorine 20.2
IDG132002 CLEAR SPRINGS FOODS INC - FISH PROCESSING PLANT 1 BUHL, ID 2092 170402121005 Ammonia as N 16.7
OH0003298 CAMPBELL SOUP PLANT NAPOLEON, OH 2091 041000090207 Ammonia as N 12.8
ME0002437 CRAIG BROOK NAT FISH HATCHERY EAST ORLAND, ME 2091 010200051006 Formaldehyde 5.81
NJ0004766 SURFSIDE PRODUCTS INC BIVALVE, NJ 2092 020402060507 Ammonia as N 1.604
RI0001121 BLOUNT SEAFOOD WARREN, RI 2092 010900040702 Nitrite nitrogen, dissolved (as N) 0.64
AL0003298 BON SECOUR FISHERIES INC BON SECOUR, AL 2092 031602050206 Ammonia as N 0.22
RI0001121 BLOUNT SEAFOOD WARREN, RI 2092 010900040702 Nitrogen, nitrate dissolved 0.15
OH0003298 CAMPBELL SOUP PLANT NAPOLEON, OH 2091 041000090207 Strontium 0.105

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