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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 p, 7K).

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, total (as S) 40,279 70.2 70.2
Chlorine, total residual 11,997 20.9 91.1
Hydrogen sulfide 1,482 2.58 93.7
Copper, total (as Cu) 943 1.64 95.3
Fluoride, total (as F) 636 1.107 96.4
Potassium, total (as K) 538 0.93 97.4
Cadmium, total (as Cd) 349 0.607 98.01
Aluminum, total (as Al) 338 0.58 98.5
Mercury, total (as Hg) 244 0.42 99.02
Nitrogen, nitrate total (as N) 141 0.24 99.2

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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
101900040403 Table Mountain-Clear Creek 916
111003030905 Negro Creek-Deep Fork of Canadian River 540
041402030103 Waterhouse Creek-Oswego River 16.5
102702060409 Outlet Pawnee Creek 12.6

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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
AL0026921 GREEN RIVER BIODIESEL MOUNDVILLE, AL 2076 Total Residual Chlorine 10,806
NE0035157 ADM SOYBEAN PROCESSING FACILITY LINCOLN, NE 2075 Hydrogen sulfide 1,482
NE0035157 ADM SOYBEAN PROCESSING FACILITY LINCOLN, NE 2075 Sulfide 1,468
PR0000591 BACARDI CORP CATANO, PR 2085 210100050503 Copper 940
IL0003590 ADM QUINCY QUINCY, IL 2075 071100011006 Total Residual Chlorine 871
CO0001163 ROCKY MOUNTAIN METAL CONTAINER GOLDEN, CO 2082 101900040403 Fluoride 635
OK0044504 CP KELCO OKMULGEE, OK 2099 111003030905 Potassium 538
PR0000591 BACARDI CORP CATANO, PR 2085 210100050503 Cadmium 349
PR0000591 BACARDI CORP CATANO, PR 2085 210100050503 Mercury 244

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