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FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Mulhere Timothy P
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
01/20/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ECOLAB INC [ECL]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
ECOLAB INC., 370 WABASHA STREET NORTH
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP & Pres. Gobal Healthcare
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

ST. PAUL, MN 55102
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 1,508
D
 
Common Stock 1,599.49(1)
I
By Ecolab Savings Plan

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Phantom Stock Units   (2)   (2) Common Stock(2) 347.686 (2) D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/11/2004(3) 12/11/2013 Common Stock 20,000 $27.39 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/09/2005(4) 12/09/2014 Common Stock 16,600 $34.5 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/07/2006(5) 12/07/2015 Common Stock 17,200 $34.075 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/06/2007(6) 12/06/2016 Common Stock 12,500 $45.24 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/05/2008(7) 12/05/2017 Common Stock 13,600 $49.42 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/03/2009(8) 12/03/2018 Common Stock 21,100 $35.63 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/02/2010(9) 12/02/2019 Common Stock 9,800 $45.665 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/01/2011(10) 12/01/2020 Common Stock 11,600 $48.055 D  
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) 12/01/2012(11) 12/01/2021 Common Stock 12,500 $55.595 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Mulhere Timothy P
ECOLAB INC.
370 WABASHA STREET NORTH
ST. PAUL, MN 55102
      EVP & Pres. Gobal Healthcare  

Signatures

David F. Duvick, as Attorney-in-Fact for Timothy P. Mulhere 01/30/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Number of UNITS in the Ecolab Stock Fund of the Ecolab Savings Plan (401(k) Plan) as of December 31, 2011. (The 1599.490 UNITS are the equivalent of approximately 2,976 shares of the issuer's Common Stock.)
(2) The phantom stock units represent employer-matching contributions and dividends thereon accrued under the Ecolab Mirror Savings Plan and are to be settled in cash, on a 1-for-1 basis, upon termination of the reporting person's employment. (The 347.686 UNITS are the equivalent of approximately 647 shares of the issuer's Common Stock.)
(3) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan on December 11, 2003. The option became exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
(4) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan on December 9, 2004. The option became exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
(5) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2002 Stock Incentive Plan on December 7, 2005. The option became exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
(6) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2005 Stock Incentive Plan on December 6, 2006. The option became exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
(7) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2005 Stock Incentive Plan on December 5, 2007. The option became exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
(8) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2005 Stock Incentive Plan on December 3, 2008. The option became exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
(9) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2005 Stock Incentive Plan on December 2, 2009. The option will become exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
(10) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2010 Stock Incentive Plan on December 1, 2010. The option will become exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
(11) Option granted under the Ecolab Inc. 2010 Stock Incentive Plan on December 1, 2011. The option will become exercisable, on a cumulative basis, as to one-third of the option shares (excluding any fractional portion less than one share), on each of the first and second anniversaries of the date of grant and as to the remaining option shares on the third anniversary of the date of grant.

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