On August 17, OMB released guidelines requesting FY2013 budgets be at least 5% below current levels which could reduce EPA’s budget from $8.6 billion in FY2011 to as low as $7.8 billion, a level not since 2007. In addition to the mandatory 5% cuts, OMB called for the identification of additional discretionary spending cuts that would cut agency budgets by 10%. The FY2012 that emerged from the Republican House would cut EPA’s budget to $7.1 billion with cuts coming primarily from state revolving funds. But, in any likely scenario, the agency is going to see massive cuts.