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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 p, 7K).

Point Source Category Information - Battery 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
LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 406 140 500 57.4 57.4
CADMIUM AND CADMIUM COMPOUNDS 136 7.39 142 16.3 73.8
SILVER AND SILVER COMPOUNDS 74.1 0 74.1 8.52 82.3
MANGANESE AND MANGANESE COMPOUNDS 35 1.58 35.42 4.072 86.4
ARSENIC AND ARSENIC COMPOUNDS 20.2 3.53 23.7 2.72 89.1
ZINC AND ZINC COMPOUNDS 20.8 2.27 22.9 2.64 91.7
COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 6.3 1.036 7.308 0.84 92.6
MERCURY AND MERCURY COMPOUNDS 2.34 0.11 2.34 0.26 92.9
NICKEL AND NICKEL COMPOUNDS 0.02 0.97 0.97 0.11 93.01
COBALT AND COBALT COMPOUNDS 0 0.14 0.14 0.017 93.02

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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)
020402030604 Laurel Run-Schuylkill River 103 0.51 104
010900050302 Shunock River 81.1 0 81.1
180701060502 Lower San Jose Creek 34.8 25.8 60.6
070600060210 Allison Creek-Maquoketa River 36.06 0 36.06
102400020401 Upper Indian Creek 16.3 0 16.3
051201080603 Fall Branch-Wabash River 12.5 0.45 13.04
111101040611 Massard Creek 7.86 3.039 10.9
041000010303 Prairie Ditch 0 9.27 9.27
102400110606 Quindaro Bend-Missouri River 0 7.52 7.52
020503061106 Muddy Run-Mill Creek 3.13 0.51 3.65

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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)
37620XDCRP364EX EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES BRISTOL, TN 335911 CADMIUM AND CADMIUM COMPOUNDS 116 0.69 116
30058TRJNB5194M TROJAN BATTERY CO LITHONIA, GA 335912 030701030104 LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 86.01 22.1 108
19605YSXDBMONTR YUASA BATTERY INC LAURELDALE, PA 335912 020402030604 LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 103 0.51 104
06379WHTTK82MEC YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS IN C PAWCATUCK, CT 335912 010900050302 SILVER AND SILVER COMPOUNDS 74.1 0 74.1
37620XDCRP364EX EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES BRISTOL, TN 335911 LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 62.72 7.21 69.9
90670TRJNB9440A TROJAN BATTERY CO SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA 335911 180701060502 LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 25.9 13.7 39.7
52057XDCRPSOUTH EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES MANCHESTER, IA 335911 070600060210 LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 36.06 0 36.06
19709JHNSNRD170 JOHNSON CONTROLS BATTERY GROUP INC MIDDLETOWN, DE 335911 LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 22.6 3.62 26.2
31601SFTMR711IN SAFT AMERICA INC VALDOSTA, GA 335911 031102021101 CADMIUM AND CADMIUM COMPOUNDS 20.7 5.31 26.1
37620XDCRP364EX EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES BRISTOL, TN 335911 ARSENIC AND ARSENIC COMPOUNDS 20.2 3.53 23.7

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