differentiated traffic is introduced in 10 municipalities in Nord-Isère

From this Saturday, January 15, 5 a.m., due to an episode of fine particle pollution in the Lyon basin and Nord-Isère, differentiated traffic is activated in the municipalities of Bourgoin-Jallieu, Chasse-sur-Rhône , Isle-d’Abeau, Pont-Évêque, Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, Vaulx-Milieu, La Verpillière, Vienne, Villefontaine and Seyssuel. There, only vehicles with a Crit’Air sticker 0, 1, 2 or 3 are authorized to circulate.

The A7, A43, A48, A49 motorways and national road 7 are not affected by this restriction. On the other hand, motorists will be forced to slow down: the speed is lowered by 20 km/h for all motor vehicles on all roads in the Lyonnais Nord-Isère air basin where the authorized speed limit is normally greater than or equal to 90 km/h. The axes whose authorized speed is equal to 80 km/h are limited to 70 km/h.

On the other hand, the use of wood and its derivatives as individual supplementary or amenity heating is prohibited. The practice of burning waste is totally prohibited: any derogations are suspended. The heating temperature of buildings must be controlled and reduced, on average by volume, to 18°C. Maintenance or cleaning work with non-electric tools or with products based on organic solvents (white spirit, paint, varnish) must be postponed until the end of the pollution episode. The measure applies in green spaces and public gardens, but also in private places.

Agricultural sector

The practice of burning is prohibited in the Lyonnais Nord-Isère air basin. Any exceptions are suspended. The burning of agricultural and forestry by-products is prohibited in the Lyonnais Nord-Isère air basin. Any exceptions are suspended.

Industrial sector

Any production unit equipped with reinforced pollution control systems must activate their operation for the duration of the pollution episode. Any establishment emitting fine particles, NOx or VOCs must modify its activity and implement all appropriate measures to reduce its emissions. Thus, VOC-emitting operations must be postponed until the end of the episode: maintenance work, degassing of an installation, loading or unloading of products emitting volatile organic compounds in the absence of a vapor recovery device, etc. . Similarly, operations emitting particles or nitrogen oxides (handling of waste, grinding, transfer of materials, etc.) in the absence of an adequate treatment device must be postponed until the end of the episode. The use of generators, for the duration of the pollution episode, is authorized only to satisfy the power supply of essential interests, in particular safety. Any establishment equipped with a combustion installation that can operate with several types of fuel must use the least emissive fuel. The use of thermal handling machinery should be limited in favor of electric machinery for establishments equipped with both types of machinery.

Sector of construction sites and quarries

Any company whose activity on construction sites generates dust must reduce it. Maintaining activity depends on the implementation of effective compensatory measures (watering, etc.). The use of generators, for the duration of the pollution episode, is authorized only to satisfy the power supply of essential interests, in particular safety.

Recommendations for sensitive and vulnerable people

It is necessary to move away from the main roads during peak periods; keeping children away from car pollution; limit outings during the afternoon (1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and intense physical and sporting activities (including competitions) in the open air, those indoors can be maintained. In case of symptoms or concerns, advice should be sought from a pharmacist or doctor.

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