The EPAs Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Annual Performance Plan and the Congressional Justification request is $7.2 billion in discretionary budget authority and 17,324 Full Time Equivalents (FTE). This request reflects the Agencys efforts to work with its partners towards protecting air, water, and land, as well as providing for EPAs role in safeguarding the nation from terrorist attacks. This request echoes the Administrations commitment to setting high environmental protection standards, while focusing on results and performance, and achieving goals outlined in the Presidents Management Agenda. The budget builds on EPAs long record of accomplishments since its founding 37 years ago. The Agency and nation as a whole has achieved enormous successes. This budget builds on these successes by strengthening our geographic initiatives, better leveraging our nations resources, strengthening citizen involvement, maintaining our enforcement capabilities, and implementing the Presidents commitment to efficiently manage Federal resources.