UPDATE 1-U.S. EPA seeks public input on carbon rule replacement

(Adds details of EPA notice, background on issue)

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a notice that it wants public input for a possible replacement of Obama-era regulations on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that the agency is repealing.

The agency issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, kicking off a 60-day comment period on "specific topics for the Agency to consider in developing any subsequent proposed rule," according to an EPA release.

The notice comes after the agency proposed to repeal the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, a collection of emissions standards for U.S. states intended to reduce pollution from power plants - the largest emitters of greenhouse gases - by 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

"The EPA sets out and requests comment on the roles, responsibilities, and limitations of the federal government, state governments, and regulated entities in developing and implementing such a rule, and the EPA solicits information regarding the appropriate scope of such a rule and associated technologies and approaches," the notice says. (Reporting by Valerie Volcovici; Editing by Chris Reese and Matthew Lewis)