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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 - Meat and Poultry Products (TRI)

EPA 304M Annual Review icon — Indicates load was altered by EPA’s 304M Annual Review. You can hover over the green flag to see the original load from the TRI data.

Top Chemicals - Toxic-Weighted Pounds (TWPE) (2011)
Chemical Name Direct TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Indirect TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Total TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) % of Category TWPE Cumulative % of
Category TWPE
NITRATE COMPOUNDS 34,548 175 34,723 97.2 97.2
AMMONIA 114 662 776 2.17 99.4
MERCURY AND MERCURY COMPOUNDS 160 0.45 160 0.44 99.8
SODIUM NITRITE 10.7 6.042 16.8 0.047 99.9
LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 16.3 0.103 16.4 0.046 99.9
NITRIC ACID 0 9.704 9.704 0.027 99.9
ETHYLENE GLYCOL 0 0.7004 0.7004 0.0019 99.9
CERTAIN GLYCOL ETHERS 0 0.19 0.19 0.00055 99.9
PERACETIC ACID 0 0.0024 0.0024 6.98E-006 100

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Top Receiving Watersheds (2011)
HUC-12 Code HUC Name Direct TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Indirect TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Total TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
102002010301 Shonka Ditch 3,047 0 3,047
101702031203 Falls of the Big Sioux River 2,528 1.29 2,529
030101070302 Flag Run Gut-Roanoke River 1,888 0 1,888
071300080805 Lost Creek 1,578 0 1,578
020801110602 Guilford Creek-Beasley Bay 1,542 0 1,542
040500030607 Silver Creek-Kalamazoo River 1,216 0 1,216
020501060705 Cold Creek-Wyalusing Creek 1,115 0 1,115
060300020603 Upper Cotaco Creek 1,026 0 1,026
071000090709 Kettle Creek-Des Moines River 835 0 835
051100030303 Indian Camp Creek 799 0 799

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Top Facility Discharges in Toxic-Weighted Pounds (TWPE) (2011)
TRI Facility ID Facility Name City, State NAICS Code HUC-12 Code Top Chemical Top Chemical Direct TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Top Chemical Indirect TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr) Top Chemical Total TRI TWPE (lb-eq/yr)
68661XCLCRWESTH CARGILL MEAT SOLUTIONS CORP SCHUYLER, NE 311611 102002010301 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 3,047 0 3,047
57117JHNMR1400N JOHN MORRELL & CO SIOUX FALLS, SD 311611 101702031203 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 2,351 0.005002 2,351
27849PRDNCHIGHW LEWISTON PROCESSING PLANT LEWISTON WOODVILLE, NC 311613 030101070302 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,888 0 1,888
28392CRLNFHWY87 SMITHFIELD-TAR HEEL TAR HEEL, NC 311611 030402030703 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,858 0 1,858
62618XCLCRRR1BO JBS/SWIFT PORK CO BEARDSTOWN, IL 311612 071300080805 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,577 0 1,577
23301PRDNCROUTE PERDUE FARMS ACCOMAC PROCESSING PLANT ACCOMAC, VA 311615 020801110602 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,542 0 1,542
75455PLGR11000S PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORP MT PLEASANT COMPLEX MOUNT PLEASANT, TX 311615 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,512 0 1,512
49080MRCNC11ELE JBS PLAINWELL PLAINWELL, MI 311611 040500030607 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,216 0 1,216
18853TYLRPRD1RT CARGILL MEAT SOLUTIONS CORP WYALUSING, PA 311611 020501060705 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,115 0 1,115
35031TYSNFHIGHW TYSON FARMS INC - BLOUNTSVILLE PROCESSING PLANT BLOUNTSVILLE, AL 311615 060300020603 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 1,026 0 1,026

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