Federal Act
on Administrative Procedure
(Administrative Procedure Act, APA)1

of 20 December 1968 (Status as of 1 July 2022)

1 Abbreviation added by Annex No II 3 of the Law Enforcement Authorities Act of 19 March 2010, in force since 1 Jan. 2011 (AS 2010 3267; BBl 20088125).

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Art. 78

II. As sole or first in­stance


1 If the Fed­er­al Coun­cil is­sues a rul­ing as the sole or first in­stance, the de­part­ment that is com­pet­ent in the mat­ter shall provide it with a pro­pos­al on the rul­ing.

2 The de­part­ment shall ex­er­cise the powers held by the Fed­er­al Coun­cil un­til the rul­ing has been is­sued.

3 Art­icles 7–43 also ap­ply.


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