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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 - Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production (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
Copper, total recoverable 2,719  Original DMR load is 289,469 60.6 60.6
Formalin 1,287 28.7 89.3
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 154 3.42 92.7
Chloride (as Cl) 141 3.14 95.9
Chlorine, total residual 137 3.061 98.9
Nitrogen, nitrate total (as N) 24.08 0.53 99.5
Nitrogen, ammonia, total (as NH3) 10.4 0.23 99.7
Lead, total recoverable 4.67 0.104 99.8
Formaldehyde 2.071 0.046 99.9
Ammonia (as N) + unionized ammonia 1.72 0.038 99.9

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
170402121006 Briggs Creek-Snake River 30.7  Original DMR load is 286,781
170402120502 Town of Falls City 1,724
170402121105 Peters Gulch-Snake River 962
041401020704 Orwell Creek-Salmon River 445
050100020405 Little Conewengo Creek 299
041300030406 Oatka Creek 267
121102020106 Oso Creek-Frontal Oso Bay 74.09
041402020803 Scriba Creek 62.08
041402010703 Keuka Inlet 60.1
020700040906 Middle Creek-Opequon Creek 36.9

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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)
IDG130014 CLEAR SPRINGS FOODS INCORPORATED BUHL, ID 0921 170402121006 Copper 0  Original DMR load is 286,750
IDG130018 PRISTINE SPRINGS, INC. JEROME, ID 0921 170402120502 Copper 1,724
IDG130009 MAGIC SPRINGS HATCHERY HAGERMAN, ID 0921 170402121105 Copper 961
NY0109053 SALMON RIVER FISH HATCHERY ALTMAR, NY 0921 041401020704 Formaldehyde 418
NY0035432 CALEDONIA FISH HATCHERY CALEDONIA, NY 0921 041300030406 Formaldehyde 263
NY0035459 RANDOLPH STATE FISH HATCHERY RANDOLPH, NY 0921 050100020405 Formaldehyde 244
NY0035335 ADIRONDACK FISH CULTURE STATION SARANAC LAKE, NY 0921 041504060102 Formaldehyde 161
TXG130009 GCCA/CPL MARINE DEVELOPMENT CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 0921 121102020106 Total Residual Chlorine 74.02
NY0035343 CHATEAUGAY STATE FISH HATCHERY CHATEAUGAY, NY 0921 041503080201 Formaldehyde 62.8
NY0216348 ONEIDA FISH HATCHERY CONSTANTIA, NY 0921 041402020803 Formaldehyde 62.08

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