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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).

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Point Source Category Information - Metal Products and Machinery (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
Fluoranthene 2,876 69.9 69.9
Carbon disulfide 1,000 24.3 94.2
Pyrene 202 4.91 99.1
Tetrachloroethylene 19.8 0.48 99.6
Trichloroethylene 4.45 0.108 99.7
1,1-Dichloroethylene 3.62 0.088 99.8
Anthracene 2.66 0.064 99.8
Trichloroethene 1.57 0.038 99.9
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate 0.76 0.018 99.9
Fluorene 0.71 0.017 99.9

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
071401010507 Palmer Creek-Mississippi River 3,076
102002010302 Headwaters Lost Creek 1,000
041300010703 Headwaters Eighteenmile Creek 21.2
071200030405 Little Calumet River 4.97
041300030704 Genesee River 4.308
080902030201 Morrison Canal 2.66
041402011508 Ley Creek Branches 1.44
050200020204 Outlet Elk Creek 1.22
101900040404 Outlet Clear Creek 0.18
050500080304 Scary Creek-Kanawha River 0.17

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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)
IL0045284 UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DUPO, IL 4011 071401010507 Fluoranthene 2,874
NE0114391 VISHAY DALE PLANT 6 COLUMBUS, NE 3625 102002010302 Carbon disulfide 1,000
IL0045284 UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DUPO, IL 4011 071401010507 Pyrene 202
NY0000558 GM COMPONENTS HOLDINGS LLC LOCKPORT, NY 3714 041300010703 Tetrachloroethylene 19.5
NY0001643 KODAK OPERATIONS AT EASTMAN BUSINESS PARK ROCHESTER, NY 3861 041300030704 1,1-Dichloroethylene 3.48
LA0052256 US NASA MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY NEW ORLEANS, LA 3764 080902030201 Trichloroethylene 2.66
IL0062863 INDIANA HARBOR BELT RAILROAD RIVERDALE, IL 4011 071200030405 Anthracene 2.48
NY0000558 GM COMPONENTS HOLDINGS LLC LOCKPORT, NY 3714 041300010703 Trichloroethylene 1.64
NY0001163 CARRIER CORPORATION SYRACUSE, NY 3585 041402011508 Trichloroethene 1.44
IL0062863 INDIANA HARBOR BELT RAILROAD RIVERDALE, IL 4011 071200030405 Fluoranthene 1.25

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