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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 - Glass 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
1,1-Dichloroethylene 783 86.9 86.9
Chlorine, total residual 37.4 4.16 91.08
Copper, total (as Cu) 36.7 4.075 95.1
Fluoride, total (as F) 20.7 2.303 97.4
Aluminum, total (as Al) 9.42 1.046 98.5
Chloride (as Cl) 8.026 0.89 99.4
Zinc, total (as Zn) 1.76 0.19 99.5
Lead, total (as Pb) 0.71 0.079 99.6
Iron, total (as Fe) 0.705 0.078 99.7
Ethylene glycol 0.701 0.077 99.8

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
060101020704 Kendrick Creek-South Fork Holston River 26.6
050200020204 Outlet Elk Creek 11.1
041503020904 Barter Creek-Oswegatchie River 10.5
071300010201 Illinois Canyon-Illinois River 8.65
020501050402 Cutler Creek-Chemung River 2.61
050302020102 Mile Run-Ohio River 0.36
020402060505 White Marsh Run-Maurice River 0.31
071300060409 Big Creek-Long Creek 0.085
060102010301 Sweetwater Creek 0.0206
111003020301 Rock Creek 0.00013

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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)
SC0000400 OWENS CORNING VETROTEX LLC - ANDERSON SC ANDERSON, SC 3229 030601030203 1,1-Dichloroethylene 783
MAG250911 SAINT GOBAIN CONTAINERS MILFORD, MA 3221 010900010601 Total Residual Chlorine 25.5
TN0003905 AGC SOLAR BLUE RIDGE PLANT KINGSPORT, TN 3211 060101020704 Copper 14.7
TN0003905 AGC SOLAR BLUE RIDGE PLANT KINGSPORT, TN 3211 060101020704 Total Residual Chlorine 11.9
NC0004685 PPG INDUSTRIES FIBER GLASS PRODUCTS INC SHELBY, NC 3229 030501050704 Copper 10.3
NC0004685 PPG INDUSTRIES FIBER GLASS PRODUCTS INC SHELBY, NC 3229 030501050704 Fluoride 9.24
NC0004685 PPG INDUSTRIES FIBER GLASS PRODUCTS INC SHELBY, NC 3229 030501050704 Chloride 7.81
WV0005363 EUROPTEC USA INC CLARKSBURG, WV 3231 050200020204 Fluoride 7.35
IL0001384 PILKINGTON NORTH AMERICA OTTAWA, IL 3211 071300010201 Copper 6.017
NY0085006 CORNING - CANTON PLANT CANTON, NY 3229 041503020904 Aluminum 4.94

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