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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 - Petroleum refining (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
Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene 280,404 32.9 32.9
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 273,723 32.1 65.1
Methylmercury 77,315 9.085 74.2
Sulfide 76,058 8.93 83.1
Total Residual Chlorine 37,186 4.36 87.5
Polychlorinated biphenyls 21,953 2.57 90.09
Selenium 17,312 2.034 92.1
Aluminum 13,404 1.57 93.7
Benzo[a]pyrene 8,184 0.96 94.6
Cyanide 6,513 0.76 95.4

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
180500010401 Suisun Bay Estuaries 277,345
180500021002 Richardson Bay-San Francisco Bay 79,216
020402020607 Repaupo Creek-Delaware River 43,342
020402050703 Red Lion Creek-Delaware River 26,945
080802060302 Bayou Verdine-Calcasieu River 12,878
071401010207 Burrough's Branch-Cahokia Creek 9,580
121102020107 Tule Lake 7,415
080802060303 Calcasieu River-Prien Lake 7,169
120401040703 Vince Bayou-Buffalo Bayou 6,873
020301040204 Morses Creek-Arthur Kill 5,376

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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)
MA0000833 EXXONMOBIL EVERETT TERMINAL EVERETT, MA 5171 010900010502 Indeno[1,2,3-cd]pyrene 280,020
CA0004961 TOSCO SAN FRANCISCO AREA REFINERY AT AVON MARTINEZ, CA 2911 180500010401 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin 273,723
CA0005134 CHEVRON RICHMOND REFINERY RICHMOND, CA 2911 180500021002 Methylmercury 77,020
DE0000256 DELAWARE CITY REFINERY DELAWARE CITY, DE 2911 020402050703 Total Residual Chlorine 26,470
PA0012637 MONROE ENERGY TRAINER REFINERY TRAINER, PA 2911 020402020607 Polychlorinated biphenyls 21,756
PA0012637 MONROE ENERGY TRAINER REFINERY TRAINER, PA 2911 020402020607 Aluminum 11,426
IL0000205 WOOD RIVER REFINERY ROXANA, IL 2911 071401010207 Sulfide 7,806
PA0012637 MONROE ENERGY TRAINER REFINERY TRAINER, PA 2911 020402020607 Total Residual Chlorine 6,766
LA0003026 PHILLIPS 66 LAKE CHARLES REFINERY WESTLAKE, LA 2911 080802060302 Benzo[a]pyrene 6,478
LA0005941 CITGO PETROLEUM CORP SULPHUR, LA 2911 080802060303 Sulfide 5,977

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