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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 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 - Plastics molding and forming (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
Carbon disulfide 19,949 83.8 83.8
Chlorine, total residual 3,403 14.3 98.1
Sulfate, total (as SO4) 166 0.69 98.8
Mercury, total recoverable 162 0.68 99.5
Cadmium, total recoverable 58.4 0.24 99.8
Copper, total recoverable 35.7 0.15 99.9
Copper, total (as Cu) 3.97 0.016 99.9
Zinc, total (as Zn) 3.54 0.014 99.9
Zinc, total recoverable 1.88 0.0079 99.9
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 0.906 0.0038 99.9

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
102701020903 Tecumseh Creek-Kansas River 20,116
051201110405 Gundy Ditch 162
020802060106 Curles Creek-James River 104

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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)
KS0003204 INNOVIA FILMS INC TECUMSEH, KS 3081 102701020903 Carbon disulfide 19,949
NE0132837 INSULFOAM MEAD, NE 3086 102002031002 Total Residual Chlorine 3,393
KS0003204 INNOVIA FILMS INC TECUMSEH, KS 3081 102701020903 Sulfate 166
IN0001601 APPLIED EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGIES INC TERRE HAUTE, IN 3081 051201110405 Mercury 162
VA0003077 DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS CHESTER, VA 3081 020802060106 Cadmium 58.4
VA0003077 DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS CHESTER, VA 3081 020802060106 Copper 35.6
VA0003077 DUPONT TEIJIN FILMS CHESTER, VA 3081 020802060106 Total Residual Chlorine 9.28
NC0082295 FORTRON INDUSTRIES WILMINGTON, NC 3089 030300070809 Copper 3.28
NC0082295 FORTRON INDUSTRIES WILMINGTON, NC 3089 030300070809 Zinc 2.29
NJ0028657 BOREALIS COMPOUNDS INC PORT MURRAY, NJ 3087 020401050503 Zinc 1.0504

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