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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 - Rubber Manufacturing (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 3,494 61.3 61.3
Arsenic 523 9.17 70.5
Hexachlorobenzene 427 7.48 77.9
Mercury 235 4.11 82.1
Benzo[a]pyrene 220 3.86 85.9
Zinc 141 2.47 88.4
Copper 103 1.81 90.2
Chrysene 67.9 1.19 91.4
Benz[a]anthracene 67.2 1.17 92.6
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 67.1 1.17 93.8

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
080702010402 Devils Swamp-Bayou Baton Rouge 1,085
050302020106 Sandy Creek-Ohio River 352
102701020808 Indian Creek-Soldier Creek 196
120401040502 Lower Sims Bayou 95.8
051401010903 Mill Creek Cutoff-Ohio River 80.7
041000120605 Unnamed Creek "B" 58.5
080102040404 Forked Deer River Outlet 35.1
080802060301 Maple Fork-Bayou D'Inde 34.1
050301010310 Sixmile Run-Ohio River 30.05
080702040103 Grand Goudine Bayou-New River 9.23

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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)
TX0002968 FIRESTONE POLYMERS, LLC ORANGE, TX 2822 120100051005 Total Residual Chlorine 2,360
LA0000914 LION COPOLYMER BATON ROUGE, LA 2822 080702010402 Total Residual Chlorine 1,085
GA0000426 DOW CHEMICAL CO DALTON PLANT DALTON, GA 2822 031501010504 Hexachlorobenzene 427
OH0007030 KRATON POLYMERS BELPRE PLANT BELPRE, OH 2822 050302020106 Arsenic 332
GA0000426 DOW CHEMICAL CO DALTON PLANT DALTON, GA 2822 031501010504 Benzo[a]pyrene 220
TX0003654 LANXESS CORP ORANGE, TX 2822 120100051005 Mercury 210
KS0001643 GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO TOPEKA, KS 3011 102701020808 Arsenic 190
GA0000426 DOW CHEMICAL CO DALTON PLANT DALTON, GA 2822 031501010504 Chrysene 67.9
GA0000426 DOW CHEMICAL CO DALTON PLANT DALTON, GA 2822 031501010504 Benz[a]anthracene 67.2
GA0000426 DOW CHEMICAL CO DALTON PLANT DALTON, GA 2822 031501010504 Benzo(b)fluoranthene 67.1

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