1 The investigative bodies may terminate sanction proceedings by entering into an agreement with the Party Concerned (agreement).
2 Agreements are permissible in trivial cases or if they would allow the public to be informed more rapidly or more fully than would be the case with sanction proceedings concluded in the regular manner.
3 Agreements are to be drawn up in writing and must bear legally valid signatures. The Party Concerned and the investigative body will each receive one copy of the agreement.
4 Agreements must be published. As a minimum, public notification must state the regulatory area in question, the key facts of the matter, the content of the agreement and the identities of the Parties Concerned.