The findings of the Third Inquiry Commission on Administrative Reform dealt with the regulation of floating structures such as passenger ships moored in waterfront areas. These findings, in a response to "reform of vertically divided administration," stated, "the regulation of floating structures presents a problem of overlapping jurisdiction between the Ministry of Transport, which deals with safety regulations covering ships and harbor facilities, and the Ministry of Construction and Fire and Disaster Management Agency, which regulate building safety. Coordination is required with respect to the consistency of technical standards and the efficient conduct of inspections." After the reform of central ministries and agencies, these issues have become ministry-internal matters.

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