I have searched the VT legislative home page , no soap. If i can find the hardcopy the AHJ gave me i will try to scan/post it.
It says, bedrooms and living areas, which really only leaves bathrooms, kitchens , outbuildings and appliances as places to quietly have an arc or two.
The statistical info collected shows the incident of fires highest in bedrooms first, living areas second, as so on.
VT probably ammended the NEC based on these findings.
The Arc fault's, as i understand it, wil protect the branch circuit only, not what U plug into it.
I have been witness to enough fires of questionable orgin to know that the collected statistics are not a solid science, as many situations have resulted in a coin toss that incriminates our trade.
given the same recipe, i could probably introduce legislation eluding to the moon being made of cheese.