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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 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 - Pulp, paper and paperboard (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
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 295,073 46.8 46.8
Sulfide, total (as S) 236,166 37.4 84.3
Mercury, total recoverable 68,632 10.8 95.2
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 6,056 0.96 96.1
Chlorine, total residual 5,263 0.83 96.9
Zinc, total recoverable 4,883 0.77 97.7
Manganese, total (as Mn) 4,624 0.73 98.5
Aluminum, total (as Al) 2,748 0.43 98.9
Copper, total (as Cu) 1,067 0.16 99.1
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 983 0.15 99.2

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
050100050102 East Branch Clarion River-Clarion River 295,073
060400050405 Tennessee River-Harman Creek 3,497
060300021205 Page Branch-Tennessee River 1,902
020503060703 Headwaters Codorus Creek 1,304
010802050105 Freshwater Brook-Connecticut River 1,028
060101050202 Davidson River 988
070700021803 Mosinee Flowage-Wisconsin River 468
070700030701 City of Wisconsin Rapids-Wisconsin River 452
080802050101 Cowpen Creek 312
011000050107 Konkapot Brook-Housatonic River 260

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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)
PA0002143 DOMTAR - JOHNSONBURG MILL JOHNSONBURG, PA 2611 050100050102 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 295,073
SC0000876 ROCK-TENN CP, LLC - FLORENCE MILL FLORENCE, SC 2631 030402011003 Sulfide 236,166
CA0004821 MOLDED PULP MILL ISW RED BLUFF, CA 2679 180201550405 Mercury 68,502
MA0004561 HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE ADVANCED MATERIALS GROTON, MA 2621 010700040302 Zinc 4,727
TN0002763 TEMPLE-INLAND WAVERLY, TN 2611 060400050405 Ammonia as N 3,497
SC0042188 DOMTAR PAPER CO LLC BENNETTSVILLE, SC 2621 030402010510 Manganese 2,433
MN0001643 BOISE WHITE PAPER LLC INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN 2611 090300080501 Total Residual Chlorine 1,890
SC0000868 INTERNATIONAL PAPER GEORGETOWN MILL GEORGETOWN, SC 2631 030402070106 Manganese 1,683
AL0000396 INTERNATIONAL PAPER COURTLAND MILL COURTLAND, AL 2621 060300021205 Total Residual Chlorine 1,623
PA0008869 P H GLATFELTER CO - SPRING GROVE MILL SPRING GROVE, PA 2621 020503060703 Aluminum 1,265

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