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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 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 - Battery 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
Lead 1,672 97.3 97.3
Zinc 34.5 2.0101 99.4
Antimony 7.31 0.42 99.8
Arsenic 2.96 0.17 100

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
110702070901 Turkey Creek 1,117
051201080603 Fall Branch-Wabash River 296
051002050203 Taylor Fork 196
020301050506 Mile Run-Raritan River 108

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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)
MO0002348 EAGLE-PICHER TECHNOLOGIES LLC JOPLIN, MO 3691 110702070901 Lead 1,082
IN0049093 C&D TECHNOLOGIES ATTICA, IN 3691 051201080603 Lead 296
KY0097381 ENERSYS RICHMOND RICHMOND, KY 3691 051002050203 Lead 196
MO0002348 EAGLE-PICHER TECHNOLOGIES LLC JOPLIN, MO 3691 110702070901 Zinc 34.5
NJ0030392 JOHNSON CONTROLS BATTERY GROUP NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 3691 020301050506 Antimony 7.31
NJ0030392 JOHNSON CONTROLS BATTERY GROUP NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 3691 020301050506 Arsenic 2.96

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