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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 - Explosives 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
Sulfate, total (as SO4) 1.901  Original DMR load is 1.9003 57.9 57.9
Lead, total recoverable 0.57 17.5 75.4
Diphenylamine 0.55 16.8 92.3
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 0.203 6.18 98.5
Zinc, total recoverable 0.021 0.66 99.1
Nickel, total recoverable 0.019 0.605 99.8
Chromium, trivalent total recoverable 0.0063 0.19 100

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
050500011803 Stroubles Creek-New River 1.901  Original DMR load is 1.9003

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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)
VA0000248 US ARMY RADFORD ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT RADFORD, VA 2892 050500011803 Sulfate 1.901  Original DMR load is 1.9003
FL0002518 ST MARKS POWDER INC SAINT MARKS, FL 2892 031200011001 Lead 0.57
FL0002518 ST MARKS POWDER INC SAINT MARKS, FL 2892 031200011001 Diphenylamine 0.55
IL0071528 DYNO NOBEL INC BARRY, IL 2892 071100040401 Ammonia as N 0.16
FL0002518 ST MARKS POWDER INC SAINT MARKS, FL 2892 031200011001 Ammonia as N 0.039
FL0002518 ST MARKS POWDER INC SAINT MARKS, FL 2892 031200011001 Zinc 0.021
FL0002518 ST MARKS POWDER INC SAINT MARKS, FL 2892 031200011001 Nickel 0.019
FL0002518 ST MARKS POWDER INC SAINT MARKS, FL 2892 031200011001 Chromium, Trivalent 0.0063

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