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The Loading Tool is being transitioned into ECHO to increase user access to data and streamline site maintenance. The beta version is now available for testing. EPA plans to retire this site in late November 2017. Current site functionality will be available in ECHO.

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 - Food service establishments (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 1,919 99.8 99.8
Ammonia as N 2.78 0.14 99.9
Ammonia as NH3 0.29 0.015 99.9
Methyl tert-butyl ether 0.0000013 7.034E-008 100

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
102901090406 Buck Creek-Lake of the Ozarks 1,875
120401040706 Goose Creek-Frontal Galveston Bay 20.9
120401040604 Halls Bayou 10.9
120401040302 Cole Creek-Whiteoak Bayou 5.94
051002050507 Cane Run-Dix River 2.52
050400010105 Portage Lakes-Tuscarawas River 1.39
071200040301 Sterling Lake-Des Plaines River 0.46
031800030101 Russell Creek-Bahala Creek 0.43
041100020405 Boston Run-Cuyahoga River 0.41
080302030301 Taylor Creek-Yocona River 0.38

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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)
MO0122262 SUNRISE CANTINA WWTP SUNRISE BEACH, MO 5812 102901090406 Total Residual Chlorine 1,874
TX0113760 MONUMENT INN WWTP LA PORTE, TX 5812 120401040706 Total Residual Chlorine 20.9
TX0117692 MCDONALDS WWTF HOUSTON, TX 5812 120401040604 Total Residual Chlorine 10.9
TX0095435 RESTAURANT SERVICE - WENDY'S W HOUSTON, TX 5812 120401040302 Total Residual Chlorine 3.028
MEU502232 SEA GULL SHOP NEW HARBOR, ME 5812 010500030206 Total Residual Chlorine 1.98
TX0082597 MCDONALD'S NO. 5438 - WWTP HOUSTON, TX 5812 120401040302 Total Residual Chlorine 1.79
KY0027499 VILLAGE INN RESTAURANT BURGIN, KY 5812 051002050507 Ammonia as N 1.53
TX0082988 HICKORY HOLLOW INN WWTP HOUSTON, TX 5812 120401040302 Total Residual Chlorine 1.11
OH0142832 THE UPPER DECK/PORTAGE WHITEHOUSE INCOMP AKRON, OH 5812 050400010105 Total Residual Chlorine 1.0803
KY0027499 VILLAGE INN RESTAURANT BURGIN, KY 5812 051002050507 Total Residual Chlorine 0.98

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