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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 p, 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 624,559 61.3 61.3
Sulfide, total (as S) 241,168 23.6 85.001
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran 67,640 6.64 91.6
Mercury, total recoverable 20,222 1.98 93.6
Aluminum, total recoverable 19,142 1.87 95.5
Chlorine, total residual 17,150 1.68 97.1
Aluminum, total (as Al) 7,763 0.76 97.9
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 7,277 0.71 98.6
Copper, total (as Cu) 1,983 0.19 98.8
Zinc, total recoverable 1,541 0.15 99.01

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
020700020402 Limestone Run-North Branch Potomac River 110,675
170601070201 Dry Creek-Snake River 64,279
050100050601 Little Mill Creek-Clarion River 7,246
120100050309 Cypress Creek-Anacoco Creek 5,424
040801040207 Milwaukee Creek-Frontal Lake Huron 4,783
060400050405 Tennessee River-Harman Creek 3,497
060300021205 Page Branch-Tennessee River 1,903
080402020403 Coffee Creek-Ouachita River 1,900
010802050105 Freshwater Brook-Connecticut River 1,652
010600010306 Highland Lake-Lower Presumpscot River 1,365

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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)
GA0003620 RAYONIER PERFORMANCE FIBERS JESUP MILL JESUP, GA 2611 030701060401 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 442,904
SC0000876 SMURFIT-STONE CONTAINER FLORENCE, SC 2631 030402010902 Sulfide 233,922
MD0021687 UPPER POTOMAC RIVER COMM STP WESTERNPORT, MD 2621 020700020402 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 110,666
FL0000701 RAYONIER PERFORMANCE FIBERS LLC FERNANDINA BEACH, FL 2611 030702040906 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzofuran 65,772
ID0001163 CLEARWATER PAPER CORP LEWISTON, ID 2611 170601070201 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 64,049
CA0004821 MOLDED PULP MILL ISW RED BLUFF, CA 2679 180201550405 Mercury 20,147
PA0002143 DOMTAR - JOHNSONBURG MILL JOHNSONBURG, PA 2611 050100050601 Sulfide 7,246
LA0007927 BOISE PACKAGING & NEWSPRINT LLC DERIDDER, LA 2621 120100050309 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 4,808
MI0002160 E B EDDY PAPER INC PORT HURON, MI 2621 040801040207 Total Residual Chlorine 4,604

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