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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 82,571,169,349 99.9 99.9
Sulfide, total (as S) 241,168 0.00029 99.9
Mercury, total recoverable 68,655 8.31E-005 99.9
Hexachlorobenzene 65,800 7.96E-005 99.9
Chlorine, total residual 16,085 1.94E-005 99.9
Aluminum, total recoverable 10,112 1.22E-005 99.9
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 6,914 8.37E-006 99.9
Zinc, total recoverable 4,942 5.98E-006 99.9
Aluminum, total (as Al) 4,788 5.79E-006 99.9
Manganese, total (as Mn) 4,624 5.59E-006 99.9

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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
170603061308 Catholic Creek-Clearwater River 64,279
010802050105 Freshwater Brook-Connecticut River 7,361
050100050102 East Branch Clarion River-Clarion River 7,246
040900010214 Black River 4,779
060400050405 Tennessee River-Harman Creek 3,497
060300021205 Page Branch-Tennessee River 1,903
020503060703 Headwaters Codorus Creek 1,317
060101050202 Davidson River 988
060200021406 Hiwassee River-Dry Valley 903

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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)
GA0002801 INTERNATIONAL PAPER AUGUSTA MILL AUGUSTA, GA 2611 030601060303 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 82,570,548,985
GA0003620 RAYONIER PERFORMANCE FIBERS JESUP MILL JESUP, GA 2611 030701060405 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 442,904
SC0000876 ROCK-TENN CP, LLC - FLORENCE MILL FLORENCE, SC 2631 030402011003 Sulfide 233,922
MD0021687 UPPER POTOMAC RIVER COMM STP WESTERNPORT, MD 2621 020700020402 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 110,666
CA0004821 MOLDED PULP MILL ISW RED BLUFF, CA 2679 180201550405 Mercury 68,499
FL0002631 BAY COUNTY MILITARY POINT AWT PANAMA CITY, FL 2611 031401011100 Hexachlorobenzene 65,800
ID0001163 CLEARWATER PAPER CORP LEWISTON, ID 2611 170603061308 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 64,049
FL0002631 BAY COUNTY MILITARY POINT AWT PANAMA CITY, FL 2611 031401011100 Aluminum 9,984
PA0002143 DOMTAR - JOHNSONBURG MILL JOHNSONBURG, PA 2611 050100050102 Sulfide 7,246
MA0004561 HOLLINGSWORTH & VOSE ADVANCED MATERIALS GROTON, MA 2621 010700040302 Zinc 4,745

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