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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 - Gum and wood chemicals manufacturing (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
Iron, total (as Fe) 278 78.7 78.7
Copper, total recoverable 21.02 5.94 84.6
Nitrogen, nitrate total (as N) 17.7 5.025 89.6
Carbon tetrachloride 12.6 3.56 93.2
Iron, total recoverable 8.62 2.43 95.6
Chromium, hexavalent (as Cr) 5.57 1.57 97.2
Chlorine, total residual 5.45 1.54 98.8
Nitrogen, nitrite total (as N) 2.92 0.82 99.6
Arsenic, total recoverable 0.88 0.24 99.8
Zinc, total recoverable 0.1005 0.028 99.9

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
050200040304 Haddix Run-Shavers Fork 315
030102011206 Round Gut-Nottoway River 20.9
051201111402 Minnow Slough 5.45

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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)
WV0071315 KINGSFORD MANUFACTURING CO PARSONS, WV 2861 050200040304 Iron 287
VA0003433 HERCULES INC COURTLAND, VA 2861 030102011206 Copper 20.9
WV0071315 KINGSFORD MANUFACTURING CO PARSONS, WV 2861 050200040304 Nitrogen, nitrate dissolved 17.7
GA0003735 PINOVA, INC. BRUNSWICK, GA 2861 030702030203 Carbon tetrachloride 12.6
WV0071315 KINGSFORD MANUFACTURING CO PARSONS, WV 2861 050200040304 Chromium, Hexavalent 5.57
IL0076562 LINCOLNLAND AGRI-ENERGY LLC PALESTINE, IL 2861 051201111402 Total Residual Chlorine 5.45
WV0071315 KINGSFORD MANUFACTURING CO PARSONS, WV 2861 050200040304 Nitrite nitrogen, dissolved (as N) 2.92
WV0071315 KINGSFORD MANUFACTURING CO PARSONS, WV 2861 050200040304 Arsenic 0.88
WV0071315 KINGSFORD MANUFACTURING CO PARSONS, WV 2861 050200040304 Copper 0.103
WV0071315 KINGSFORD MANUFACTURING CO PARSONS, WV 2861 050200040304 Zinc 0.1005

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