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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 - Miscellaneous Foods and Beverages (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
Sulfide 40,279 84.6 84.6
Total Residual Chlorine 1,534 3.22 87.8
Hydrogen sulfide 1,482 3.11 90.9
Fluoride 964 2.026 93.01
Copper 951 1.99 95.01
Potassium 538 1.13 96.1
Boron 436 0.91 97.05
Cadmium 349 0.73 97.7
Selenium 253 0.53 98.3
Mercury 244 0.51 98.8

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
210100050503 Cienaga de las Cucharillas Drainage Watershed 40,565
102002030902 Stevens Creek 2,951
102600070101 City of Grinnell-Big Creek 1,447
050100070804 Two Lick Creek-Blacklick Creek 881
071100040301 Ghost Hollow-Mississippi River 871
111003030905 Negro Creek-Deep Fork of Canadian River 540
170501220905 Forty-nine Slough-Payette River 105
060300030502 East Fork Mulberry Creek 57.2
071200040905 Des Plaines River 36.2
071200040403 Addison Creek 29.5

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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)
PR0000591 BACARDI CORP CATANO, PR 2085 210100050503 Sulfide 38,811
NE0035157 ADM SOYBEAN PROCESSING FACILITY LINCOLN, NE 2075 102002030902 Hydrogen sulfide 1,482
NE0035157 ADM SOYBEAN PROCESSING FACILITY LINCOLN, NE 2075 102002030902 Sulfide 1,468
KS0093076 WESTERN PLAINS ENERGY LLC OAKLEY, KS 2085 102600070101 Fluoride 964
PR0000591 BACARDI CORP CATANO, PR 2085 210100050503 Copper 940
IL0003590 ADM QUINCY QUINCY, IL 2075 071100040301 Total Residual Chlorine 871
OK0044504 CP KELCO OKMULGEE, OK 2099 111003030905 Potassium 538
KS0093076 WESTERN PLAINS ENERGY LLC OAKLEY, KS 2085 102600070101 Total Residual Chlorine 398
PR0000591 BACARDI CORP CATANO, PR 2085 210100050503 Cadmium 349

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