15 U.S. Code § 7233 - Commission authority
(a) Commission regulations
Not later than 180 days after July 30, 2002, the Commission shall issue final regulations to carry out each of subsections (g) through (l) ofsection 78j–1 of this title.
(b) Auditor independence
It shall be unlawful for any registered public accounting firm (or an associated person thereof, as applicable) to prepare or issue any audit report with respect to any issuer, if the firm or associated person engages in any activity with respect to that issuer prohibited by any of subsections (g) through (l) ofsection 78j–1 of this title or any rule or regulation of the Commission or of the Board issued thereunder.