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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 - Phosphate manufacturing (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
Fluoride, total (as F) 14,608  Original DMR load is 13,879 92.1 92.1
Aluminum, total (as Al) 530 3.34 95.4
Nitrogen, nitrate total (as N) 176 1.107 96.6
Sulfate, total (as SO4) 160  Original DMR load is 145 1.012 97.6
Cadmium, total (as Cd) 144 0.91 98.5
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 123  Original DMR load is 114 0.77 99.2
Arsenic, total (as As) 60.5 0.38 99.6
Mercury, total (as Hg) 17.8 0.11 99.7
Copper, total (as Cu) 16.3 0.103 99.8
Radium 226, total 10.8 0.068 99.9

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
030201040207 East Fork Pamlico River-Pamlico River 7,569
031001010302 McCullough Creek 3,787
031002040101 Skinned Sapling Creek 2,352  Original DMR load is 1,599
080901000101 Mississippi River-Bonnet Carre Spillway 1,511
120401040703 Vince Bayou-Buffalo Bayou 396
080702020801 Bayou Braud 175
031002050202 Branch Borough Channel 47.3
071300011004 Senachwine Lake-Illinois River 14.3

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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)
NC0003255 PCS PHOSPHATE CO INC AURORA, NC 2874 030201040207 Fluoride 7,569
FL0001902 US AGRI-CHEMICALS CORP FORT MEADE, FL 2874 031001010302 Fluoride 3,630
FL0000752 MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC GREEN BAY PLANT BARTOW, FL 2874 031002040101 Fluoride 1,492
LA0003638 MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC - TAFT PLANT HAHNVILLE, LA 2874 080901000101 Fluoride 794
LA0003638 MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC - TAFT PLANT HAHNVILLE, LA 2874 080901000101 Aluminum 530
TX0007285 AGRIFOS FERTILIZER L.L.C. PASADENA, TX 2874 120401040703 Fluoride 255
LA0066257 PCS NITROGEN FERTILIZER LP GEISMAR, LA 2874 080702020801 Nitrogen, nitrate dissolved 175
LA0003638 MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC - TAFT PLANT HAHNVILLE, LA 2874 080901000101 Cadmium 131
FL0001902 US AGRI-CHEMICALS CORP FORT MEADE, FL 2874 031001010302 Sulfate 126
TX0007285 AGRIFOS FERTILIZER L.L.C. PASADENA, TX 2874 120401040703 Arsenic 60.5

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