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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 - Landfills (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
Thallium, total recoverable 8,250  Original DMR load is 6,306,657 6.85 6.85
Cadmium, total recoverable 9,107  Original DMR load is 897,112 7.56 14.4
Iron, total recoverable 83,822  Original DMR load is 423,444 69.6 84.03
Mercury, total recoverable 3,778  Original DMR load is 204,156 3.13 87.1
Selenium, total recoverable 1,743  Original DMR load is 21,321 1.44 88.6
Copper, total recoverable 1,892 1.57 90.1
Silver, total (as Ag) 1,486 1.23 91.4
Manganese, total (as Mn) 1,448 1.202 92.6
Magnesium, total (as Mg) 1,213 1.0073 93.6

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
050500080304 Scary Creek-Kanawha River 516  Original DMR load is 10,069,747
051401030604 Crooked Creek 99,763  Original DMR load is 7,845,753
060200021202 Spring Creek 3,875
102802030204 Sugar Creek-East Fork Little Chariton River 2,529
051401030306 Buffalo Creek-Beech Fork 2,062
051100040503 Upper Muddy Creek 1,894
050400011102 Misers Run-Middle Fork Sugar Creek 1,374
110500010509 Grover Creek-Cimarron River 1,241
103001021401 Praire Fork-Middle River 663
103001030405 Coon Creek-Muddy Creek 534

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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)
WV0077020 ARMOUR CREEK LANDFILL NITRO, WV 4953 050500080304 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 0  Original DMR load is 10,069,231
KY0091651 BULLITT CO LANDFILL LEBANON JUNCTION, KY 051401030604 Thallium 8,214  Original DMR load is 6,306,621
KY0091651 BULLITT CO LANDFILL LEBANON JUNCTION, KY 051401030604 Cadmium 6,960  Original DMR load is 894,965
KY0091651 BULLITT CO LANDFILL LEBANON JUNCTION, KY 051401030604 Iron 79,331  Original DMR load is 418,953
KY0091651 BULLITT CO LANDFILL LEBANON JUNCTION, KY 051401030604 Mercury 3,578  Original DMR load is 203,956
KY0091651 BULLITT CO LANDFILL LEBANON JUNCTION, KY 051401030604 Selenium 1,681  Original DMR load is 21,259
MO0108723 MOBERLY SANITARY LANDFILL HUNTSVILLE, MO 4953 102802030204 Iron 2,529
KY0096598 BLUEGRASS CONTAINMENT LLC OHIO COUNTY, KY 051100040503 Cadmium 1,825
KY0096661 NELSON CO SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL NELSON COUNTY, KY 051401030306 Copper 1,722
TN0067776 MEADOW BRANCH LANDFILL-ENV. TRUST CO. ATHENS, TN 4953 060200021202 Silver 1,485

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