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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 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.

Point Source Category Information - Canned and preserved fruits and vegetables processing (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
Total Residual Chlorine 253 31.1 31.1
Aluminum 160 19.7 50.9
Sulfide 112 13.8 64.7
Copper 103 12.6 77.3
Chloride 102 12.5 89.9
Ammonia as N 58.3 7.19 97.1
Lead 11.8 1.45 98.5
Hydrogen sulfide 4.32 0.53 99.1
Zinc 3.72 0.45 99.5
Nitrogen, nitrate dissolved 1.501 0.18 99.7

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
111401010702 Upper Pine Creek 160
170501220905 Forty-nine Slough-Payette River 105
020801100202 Little Blackwater River 97.5
030300070201 Lewis Branch-Northeast Cape Fear River 84.2
170402091307 Snake River-Starphs Ferry 40.3
071200040403 Addison Creek 29.5
041402010401 Outlet Upper Canadaigua Lake 17.7
051202010605 Tobin Ditch-Cicero Creek 16.06
041000090207 Creager Cemetery-Maumee River 15.5
020501070303 Little Shickshinny Creek-Shickshinny Creek 12.2

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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)
TX0008982 SILGAN CONTAINERS PARIS PLANT PARIS, TX 2032 111401010702 Aluminum 160
SC0039284 MCCALL FARMS INC EFFINGHAM, SC 2033 030402020701 Sulfide 112
ID0000213 SENECA FOODS PAYETTE, ID 2032 170501220905 Total Residual Chlorine 104
MD0069019 MUSHROOM CANNING COMPANY CAMBRIDGE, MD 2033 020801100202 Copper 97.5
NC0001074 MOUNT OLIVE PICKLE COMPANY MOUNT OLIVE, NC 2035 030300070201 Chloride 83.2
ID0000612 MCCAIN FOODS USA BURLEY, ID 2037 170402091307 Total Residual Chlorine 38.9
MA0004936 SUNNY DELIGHT BEVERAGES PLANT LITTLETON, MA 2033 010700061202 Total Residual Chlorine 33.1
IL0069124 VANEE FOODS COMPANY BERKELEY, IL 2032 071200040403 Total Residual Chlorine 29.5
TX0085782 FRITO-LAY ROSENBERG ROSENBERG, TX 2096 120701040401 Total Residual Chlorine 26.06
NY0000426 GREAT LAKES KRAUT-SHORTSVILLE SHORTSVILLE, NY 2033 041402010401 Chloride 17.6

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