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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 - Meat and Poultry Products (TRI)

EPA 304M Annual Review icon — Indicates load was altered by EPA’s 304M Annual Review. You can hover over the green flag to see the original load from the TRI data.

Top Chemicals - Toxic-Weighted Pounds (TWPE) (2011)
Chemical Name Direct TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Indirect TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Total TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) % of Category TWPE Cumulative % of
Category TWPE
NITRATE COMPOUNDS 38,713 178 38,891 97.5 97.5
AMMONIA 40.1 702 742 1.86 99.4
MERCURY AND MERCURY COMPOUNDS 170 0.48 170 0.42 99.8
SODIUM NITRITE 10.7 15.9 26.6 0.066 99.9
LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 16.3 0.103 16.4 0.041 99.9
NITRIC ACID 0 9.704 9.704 0.024 99.9
CHROMIUM AND CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS 4.2 0 4.2 0.0105 99.9
ETHYLENE GLYCOL 0 0.7004 0.7004 0.0017 99.9
CERTAIN GLYCOL ETHERS 0 0.19 0.19 0.00050008 99.9
PERACETIC ACID 0 0.0024 0.0024 6.25E-006 100

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Direct TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Indirect TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Total TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
102002010301 Shonka Ditch 3,047 0 3,047
101702031203 Falls of the Big Sioux River 2,538 1.32 2,540
070900051103 Zuma Creek 2,343 0 2,343
030101070702 Headwaters Cashie River 1,888 0 1,888
071300080805 Lost Creek 1,578 0 1,578
040500030607 Silver Creek-Kalamazoo River 1,216 0 1,216
102001010704 Lower Spring Creek 1,153 0 1,153
031601110202 Graves Creek 1,026 0 1,026
071000090709 Kettle Creek-Des Moines River 835 0 835
051100030303 Indian Camp Creek 799 0 799

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Top Facility Discharges in Toxic-Weighted Pounds (TWPE) (2011)
TRI Facility ID Facility Name City, State NAICS Code HUC-12 Code Top Chemical Top Chemical Direct TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Top Chemical Indirect TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Top Chemical Total TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
68661XCLCRWESTH CARGILL MEAT SOLUTIONS CORP SCHUYLER, NE 311611 102002010301 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 3,047 0 3,047
57117JHNMR1400N JOHN MORRELL & CO SIOUX FALLS, SD 311611 101702031203 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 2,351 0.005002 2,351
61254BPNC HIGHW TYSON FRESH MEATS INC - JOSLIN IL HILLSDALE, IL 311611 070900051103 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 2,338 0 2,338
27849PRDNCHIGHW LEWISTON PROCESSING PLANT LEWISTON WOODVILLE, NC 311613 030101070702 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,888 0 1,888
28392CRLNFHWY87 SMITHFIELD-TAR HEEL TAR HEEL, NC 311611 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,858 0 1,858
62618XCLCRRR1BO CARGILL MEAT SOLUTIONS CORP BEARDSTOWN, IL 311612 071300080805 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,577 0 1,577
23301PRDNCROUTE PERDUE FARMS ACCOMAC PROCESSING PLANT ACCOMAC, VA 311615 020403040103 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,542 0 1,542
75455PLGR11000S PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORP MT PLEASANT COMPLEX MOUNT PLEASANT, TX 311615 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,512 0 1,512
52738BPNC HWY70 TYSON FRESH MEATS INC COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IA 311611 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,377 0 1,377
49080MRCNC11ELE JBS PLAINWELL PLAINWELL, MI 311611 040500030607 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,216 0 1,216

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