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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 - Printing and publishing (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
Copper 66.7 55.5 55.5
Total Residual Chlorine 29.5 24.5 80.1
Chloride 13.1 10.9 91.1
Iron 10.2 8.52 99.6
Ammonia as N 0.44 0.37 99.9
Xylene 0.000014 1.23E-005 99.9
Ethylbenzene 9.13E-7 7.59E-007 100

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Total DMR TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
051201060302 Pole Run Ditch-Tippecanoe River 111
071402010501 Crabapple Creek 8.66
051201100604 Mill Creek-Sugar Creek 0.65
060101040104 Holston River-Bradley Creek 0.000015

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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)
IN0003387 LSC COMMUNICATIONS WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Copper 66.7
IN0003387 LSC COMMUNICATIONS WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Total Residual Chlorine 20.2
IN0003387 LSC COMMUNICATIONS WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Chloride 13.1
IN0003387 LSC COMMUNICATIONS WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Iron 10.2
IL0021091 LSC COMMUNICATIONS INC MATTOON, IL 2752 071402010501 Total Residual Chlorine 8.66
IN0002097 LSC COMMUNICATIONS US LLC CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN 2731 051201100604 Total Residual Chlorine 0.65
IN0003387 LSC COMMUNICATIONS WARSAW, IN 2754 051201060302 Ammonia as N 0.44
TN0001694 FROG PROPERTIES TN LLC CHURCH HILL, TN 2732 060101040104 Xylene 0.000014
TN0001694 FROG PROPERTIES TN LLC CHURCH HILL, TN 2732 060101040104 Ethylbenzene 9.13E-7

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