Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER)

The Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements (RACER) software is a Windows-based environmental remediation/corrective action cost-estimating system. RACER is Commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) software developed and maintained by AECOM. RACER plays a major role in the Air Force Environmental Liabilities estimating process.

The RACER software quickly and accurately estimates costs for all phases of environmental remediation projects—from site investigation through site closeout. The system enables users to develop and update cost estimates, evaluate and compare the cost of various treatment options, quantify environmental liability for budgeting or regulatory/financial disclosures, and develop a consistent approach for project budgeting.

Current Version11.2 with 11.3 under development
System RequirementsThe following list indicates the minimum hardware and operating system requirements needed to install RACER: Pentium 500 mHz Processor (1 GHz or above recommended); 256 MB RAM (512 MB or above recommended); 400 MB free hard disk space (1 GB or above recommended); CD ROM Drive (if the software is not downloaded); Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit), 2000 or XP Operating System (NOTE: Windows 98 and Windows NT are no longer supported); Microsoft Excel 2000 or XP (2002)
Contact/SupportRACER Technical Support,
DocumentationRACER Overview (PDF 275 KB)
The RACER Management Plan 09-2015 (PDF 491 KB)
The RACER Five-Year Operating Plan 09-2015 (PDF 184 KB)
Final RACER Accreditation Report 04-22-2014 (PDF 275 KB)
Accreditation Memorandum Signed by AFCEC-CL 07-2014 (PDF 428 KB)
Appendix C - Final Validation Report v3.0 09-23-2009 (PDF 2 MB)
Appendix G - Guidance for Verification and Validation (V&V) 03-2006 (PDF 62 KB)
Appendix H - Final V&V Report 09-23-2009 (PDF 538 KB)
Appendix H - RACER 2008 Software Test Plan, Final 08-2007 (PDF 552 KB)
Appendix H - Final RACER V&V Plan 05-2008 (PDF 459 KB)
AvailabilityRACER can be downloaded from the FEC Practice website. Validation key required to run the software. Those requesting a pre-paid RACER validation key must be either a government employee or in an official government position (e.g., A-76 position) actively supporting a project which necessitates the need for RACER. Submit the request to FEC Practice at or call 1-800-499-2919. All others will be required to pay a license fee.
Agency UseAir Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
Army Environmental Command (AEC)
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Interior (DOI)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)