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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 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).

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Point Source Category Information - Printing & Publishing (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 1,410 74.5 74.5
Chlorine, total residual 352 18.6 93.2
Copper, total recoverable 67.5 3.57 96.7
Copper, total (as Cu) 17.9 0.94 97.7
Lead, total (as Pb) 17.4 0.92 98.6
Chloride (as Cl) 13.1 0.69 99.3
Iron, total recoverable 10.2 0.54 99.8
Nitrogen, ammonia total (as N) 0.44 0.023 99.9
Zinc, total (as Zn) 0.44 0.023 99.9
Formaldehyde 0.44 0.023 99.9

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
060101040101 Holston River-Hord Creek 1,770
051201060302 Pole Run Ditch-Tippecanoe River 112
071402010501 Crabapple Creek 8.66
051201100604 Mill Creek-Sugar Creek 0.65
060101040104 Holston River-Bradley Creek 0.000015

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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)
TN0002330 HOLLISTON, LLC CHURCH HILL, TN 2789 060101040101 Sulfide, total 1,410
TN0002330 HOLLISTON, LLC CHURCH HILL, TN 2789 060101040101 Chlorine, total residual 323
IN0003387 RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Copper, total recoverable 67.5
IN0003387 RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Chlorine, total residual 20.2
TN0002330 HOLLISTON, LLC CHURCH HILL, TN 2789 060101040101 Copper, total (as Cu) 17.9
TN0002330 HOLLISTON, LLC CHURCH HILL, TN 2789 060101040101 Lead, total (as Pb) 17.4
IN0003387 RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Chloride (as Cl) 13.1
IN0003387 RR DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Iron, total recoverable 10.2
IL0021091 RR DONNELLEY & SONS CO MATTOON, IL 2752 071402010501 Chlorine, total residual 8.66
IN0002097 RR DONNELLEY CRAWFORDSVILLE CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN 2731 051201100604 Chlorine, total residual 0.65

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