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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 - 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 20.7 20.7
NITRATE COMPOUNDS 393 159 552 19.3 40.1
SELENIUM AND SELENIUM COMPOUNDS 0 387 387 13.5 53.7
AMMONIA 272 50.03 322 11.2 65.02
MANGANESE AND MANGANESE COMPOUNDS 58.1 193 251 8.81 73.8
ZINC AND ZINC COMPOUNDS 15.4 151 166 5.82 79.6
ETHYLENE GLYCOL 0.19 139 139 4.88 84.5
HYDROGEN CYANIDE 137 0 137 4.804 89.3
OZONE 99.88 0 99.88 3.503 92.8
FORMALDEHYDE 3.0508 48.4 51.5 1.807 94.6

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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
010900010704 Charles River-Frontal Boston Harbor 0 101 101
040400020501 Waukegan River-Frontal Lake Michigan 0.0055 73.7 73.7
020401050601 Allegheny Creek-Delaware River 56.2 0 56.2
051201081607 Feather Creek-Wabash River 42.1 0 42.1
030202010704 Perry Creek-Neuse River 22.2 10.9 33.2
020301030902 Pascack Brook 0 11.7 11.7
070802011002 Drainage Ditch 3 7.17 3.077 10.2

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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)
47905LLLLYLILLY EVONIK CORP TIPPECANOE LABORATORIES LAFAYETTE, IN 325412 051201080203 DIOXIN AND DIOXIN-LIKE COMPOUNDS 592 0 592
37408DBLCL3350S CHATTEM INC PLANT 2 CHATTANOOGA, TN 325412 SELENIUM AND SELENIUM COMPOUNDS 0 387 387
63701BKYWN975NA BIOKYOWA INC CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO 311119 071401050503 AMMONIA 261 0 261
49001THPJH7171P PHARMACIA & UPJOHN CO LLC A SUBSIDIARY OF PFIZER INC KALAMAZOO, MI 325412 MANGANESE AND MANGANESE COMPOUNDS 0 172 172
47905LLLLYLILLY EVONIK CORP TIPPECANOE LABORATORIES LAFAYETTE, IN 325412 051201080203 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 154 0 154
49001THPJH7171P PHARMACIA & UPJOHN CO LLC A SUBSIDIARY OF PFIZER INC KALAMAZOO, MI 325412 ZINC AND ZINC COMPOUNDS 0 143 143
29116THYLCCANNO ALBEMARLE CORP ORANGEBURG, SC 325412 030502030308 HYDROGEN CYANIDE 137 0 137
02134GNZYM500SO GENZYME CORP ALLSTON, MA 325412 010900010704 ETHYLENE GLYCOL 0 101 101
18370CNNGHRT611 SANOFI PASTEUR INC SWIFTWATER, PA 325414 020401040902 OZONE 99.88 0 99.88
29116THYLCCANNO ALBEMARLE CORP ORANGEBURG, SC 325412 030502030308 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 76.6 0 76.6

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