(a) The owner of cattle brought into this state from out of state for grazing purposes may apply to the director for a permit to allow the branding of the cattle with a brand recorded in another state. The director may issue a permit for this purpose under all of the following conditions:
(1) The owner of an identical brand recorded for use in this state has been notified and has given written consent for the use of the brand.
(2) The brand is limited to use on suckling calves which are accompanied by their mothers bearing the same brand.
(3) The herd is inspected by the bureau prior to branding.
(b) The director may charge a fee for inspection as provided in Article 9 (commencing with Section 21281) of Chapter 6, including a time and mileage charge, to cover the cost of providing the inspection.
(c) The director may establish and charge a fee to cover the cost of issuing the permit authorized by this section. The fee for the permit shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100).
(d) This section is applicable only to those cattle brought into this state from a state which has implemented a reciprocal program for cattle from this state.