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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 (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
COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 9.96 268 278 93.2 93.2
ETHYLENE GLYCOL 0.907 8.405 9.31 3.12 96.4
NITRATE COMPOUNDS 0.77 6.64 7.41 2.49 98.9
ZINC AND ZINC COMPOUNDS 0.36 0.83 1.19 0.401 99.3
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) 1.107 5.18E-8 1.107 0.37 99.6
CERTAIN GLYCOL ETHERS 0 0.49 0.49 0.16 99.8
TOLUENE 0.101 0.29 0.39 0.13 99.9
NICKEL AND NICKEL COMPOUNDS 0 0.033 0.033 0.011 99.9
LEAD AND LEAD COMPOUNDS 0 0.015 0.015 0.0052 99.9
AMMONIA 0 0.0065 0.0065 0.0021 99.9

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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)
020600050103 German Branch 3.503 251 255
020802030305 Opossum Creek-James River 0 7.38 7.38
051201100604 Mill Creek-Sugar Creek 0 3.33 3.33
111003020104 Crutcho Creek 0 2.51 2.51
020503061107 Lower Conestoga River 0 2.47 2.47
020503061001 Millers Run-Little Conestoga Creek 0 1.68 1.68
020402030806 Upper Perkiomen Creek 1.67 0 1.67
051302060203 Sinking Creek 0 1.56 1.56
010900040302 Threemile River 0 1.31 1.31
051100020306 South Fork Beaver Creek-Beaver Creek 0 0.29 0.29

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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)
19310MXWLLPOBOX QG LLC ATGLEN, PA 323111 020600050103 COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 3.11 251 254
24506MRDTH4201M LSC COMMUNICATIONS / LYNCHBURG LYNCHBURG, VA 323111 020802030305 COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 0 7.17 7.17
46580RRDNNOLDRO LSC COMMUNICATIONS / WARSAW WARSAW, IN 323111 COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 6.85 0 6.85
47933RRDNN1009S LSC COMMUNICATIONS / CRAWFORDSVILLE CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN 323117 051201100604 ETHYLENE GLYCOL 0 3.12 3.12
12010MSTRDWALLI AMSTERDAM PRINTING & LITHO AMSTERDAM, NY 323111 020200041103 NITRATE COMPOUNDS 0 2.33 2.33
23150RNTRN5901L IR ENGRAVING LLC SANDSTON, VA 323111 COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 0 2.19 2.19
73135QDGRP681SS QUAD GRAPHICS OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 323111 111003020104 COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 0 1.99 1.99
17601RRDNN1375H LSC COMMUNICATIONS / LANCASTER WEST LANCASTER, PA 323111 020503061001 ETHYLENE GLYCOL 0 1.61 1.61
17601RRDNN216GR LSC COMMUNICATIONS / LANCASTER EAST LANCASTER, PA 323111 020503061107 COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 0 1.59 1.59
42134BRWNPBRODE QG PRINTING II CORP FRANKLIN, KY 323111 051302060203 COPPER AND COPPER COMPOUNDS 0 1.49 1.49

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