The Formal Planning and Reporting System (FPRS) herein described is EPA's Planning-Programming-Budgeting-System effort for FY 1974. Its precursor, the Program Planning and Resources Management System, has been expanded to include strategic planning, reporting, and formulation of the President's budget. Adequate attention continues to be given to resource (input) management and control. The report is designed to present a summary of the system and the responsibilities of key line managers in a brief form that a busy manager should have time to read. The system is an output-oriented system. Output orientation is the underlying theme that runs throughout the entire system. The system tries to focus our attention on getting our most important tasks done. It tries to relate those tasks to our ultimate environmental protection and quality of life objectives to make sure they are the right tasks.