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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 - 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) 1,468 61.3 61.3
Potassium, total (as K) 538 22.5 83.8
Chlorine, total residual 180 7.54 91.4
Aluminum, total (as Al) 160 6.69 98.1
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 20.5 0.85 98.9
Zinc, total (as Zn) 10.2 0.43 99.4
Copper, total recoverable 7.37 0.308 99.7
Chloride (as Cl) 2.97 0.12 99.8
Nitrite nitrogen, dissolved (as N) 2.83 0.11 99.9
Zinc, total recoverable 0.304 0.012 99.9

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
111003030905 Negro Creek-Deep Fork of Canadian River 538
102400110301 Lewis and Clark Lake-Missouri River 11.3

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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)
NE0035157 ADM SOYBEAN PROCESSING FACILITY LINCOLN, NE 2075 102002030902 Sulfide 1,468
OK0044504 CP KELCO OKMULGEE, OK 2099 111003030905 Potassium 538
IA0058815 AG PROCESSING INC SERGEANT BLUFF, IA 2075 102300010305 Total Residual Chlorine 169
TX0008982 SILGAN CAN CO PARIS, TX 2032 111401010702 Aluminum 160
MI0057208 STOCKBRIDGE WWSL STOCKBRIDGE, MI 2084 040900050304 Ammonia as N 13.4
NC0029980 MILLERCOORS LLC - EDEN BREWERY EDEN, NC 2082 030101030902 Zinc 10.2
KS0100269 MGP INGREDIENTS INC ATCHISON, KS 2085 102400110301 Total Residual Chlorine 8.99
NJ0002577 KRAFT FOODS GROUP INC FAIR LAWN BAKERY FAIR LAWN, NJ 2052 020301030803 Copper 7.37
IL0002577 CARGILL INC BLOOMINGTON, IL 2075 071300090701 Nitrite nitrogen, dissolved (as N) 2.83
KS0100269 MGP INGREDIENTS INC ATCHISON, KS 2085 102400110301 Chloride 2.35

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