Reference Information Center [Federal Communications Commission] Law and Legal Definition

The Reference Information Center (RIC) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the official Commission custodian for designated records. RIC’s customers include industry associations, attorneys, academic researchers, and individual consumers.

The function of the RIC includes:

a. to provide a convenient, central location for members of the general public wishing to research and obtain record information on applications, formal and informal proceedings, and FCC programs and activities; and

b. to handle the intake, processing, organization, maintenance, retrieval, and retirement of the record information.

The RIC provides for the Electronic Comment Filing System, which allows comments to be filed with the FCC from remote locations and facilitates public participation in the FCC proceedings.