It sounds to me from that listing like the putty pads are only required if you don't meet the minimum separation of boxes. Am I reading that wrong?
The UL listing mentions several times that the gap between the box and the wall must be less than 1/8"- sounds to me like it's implying that some gaps less than 1/8" are acceptable, and cable entries may not need any special sealing.
if you install 2 boxes in the same stud space of a dimizing wall-- one in "townhome a" and the other in "townhome b" then you would need putty pads for sure. as long as there's only one box in each stud space you shouldn't. at least that's how it's done in washington d.c. is that how everyone else sees it?