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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 - Pharmaceutical manufacturing (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
DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS 592 0 592 22.6 22.6
NITRATE COMPOUNDS 316 159 327 12.5 35.2
AMMONIA 269 50.03 272 10.4 45.6
OZONE 99.88 0 99.88 3.82 49.4
MANGANESE AND MANGANESE COMPOUNDS 58.1 193 58.1 2.22 51.6
FORMALDEHYDE 0.046 48.4 48.5 1.85 53.5
ZINC AND ZINC COMPOUNDS 15.4 151 17.5 0.67 54.2
LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 11.2 0 11.2 0.42 54.6
MERCURY AND MERCURY COMPOUNDS 8.66 22.6 8.66 0.33 54.9
CYANIDE COMPOUNDS 0.54 0.22 0.54 0.0206 55.006

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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)
051201080203 Cedar Hollow-Wabash River 751 0 751
071401050503 Juden Creek-Mississippi River 309 0 309
020401040902 Paradise Creek 113 0 113
020401050601 Allegheny Creek-Delaware River 56.2 0 56.2
051201081607 Feather Creek-Wabash River 42.1 0 42.1
030202010703 Harris Creek 22.2 10.9 33.2
070802011002 Drainage Ditch 3 7.17 3.077 7.17
040400020501 Waukegan River-Frontal Lake Michigan 0.0055 73.7 2.84
020501071006 City of Sunbury-Susquehanna River 1.22 0 1.22
020700050801 Big Run-South Fork Shenandoah River 1.18 0 1.18

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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 Chemcical Direct TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Top Chemcical Indirect TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Top Chemcical Total TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
47905LLLLYLILLY EVONIK DEGUSSA CORP TIPPECANOE LABORATORIES LAFAYETTE, IN 325412 051201080203 DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS 592 0 592
63701BKYWN975NA BIOKYOWA INC CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 311119 071401050503 AMMONIA 261 0 261
47905LLLLYLILLY EVONIK DEGUSSA CORP TIPPECANOE LABORATORIES LAFAYETTE, IN 325412 051201080203 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 154 0 154
18370CNNGHRT611 SANOFI PASTEUR INC SWIFTWATER, PA 325412 020401040902 OZONE 99.88 0 99.88
75670MRCNNWESTE NORIT AMERICAS INC MARSHALL, TX 325998 120100020608 MANGANESE AND MANGANESE COMPOUNDS 58.1 0 58.1
07823HFFMN206RO DSM NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS LLC BELVIDERE, NJ 325411 020401050601 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 49.5 0 49.5
49001THPJH7171P PHARMACIA & UPJOHN CO LLC A SUBSIDIARY OF PFIZER INC KALAMAZOO, MI 325412 FORMALDEHYDE 0.046 48.4 48.5
63701BKYWN975NA BIOKYOWA INC CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 311119 071401050503 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 48.08 0 48.08
27604MLLNC8801N MALLINCKRODT INC RALEIGH, NC 325411 030202010703 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 22.1 10.5 32.7
47842LLLLYSTATE CLINTON LABORATORIES CLINTON, IN 325411 051201081607 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 21.6 0 21.6

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